Originally Posted by Jim Cate
I've never looked closely at a B&R rig... is the mast keel
stepped? If so, I'd imagine it will stand on its own without any forestay or surrogate. I know that our swept back fractional rig will with no issues. In fact the PO and builder lost
screw at the bottom of the forestay at sea (in the Arctic Ocean!) and didn't loose the mast. He said it was whipping about pretty briskly before he got a halyard rigged to the stemhead. Better him than me!
But really, why not ask Hunter? Surely they know!
The rig without forward support just come down, is like some short of multi rig in a monohull
, the sweep back spreaders work in one direction but not in the other, without a babystay or inner forestay a spi halyhard or jib
halyard prevent the mast to come down, try to reléase the forestay without any backing supp and i guarante 100% the mast fall down .. just saying, cheers...