I just had my Liberty 458 re-rigged and the rigger added running backstays
to my rigging
instead of conventional rigging
. He claims it will improve the performance of the sailing when I use my forestaysail on my cutter
Now I have extra lines running from the mast
that have to be put through blocks(and clutter up the deck
when not in use) and then run to the cockpit
so they can be adjusted with one of my winches while out sailing. When I tack, the downwind side has to be released(pain in the butt)as the boom would hit it as we tack.
I'm just not sure what I have gained other than another line that has to be tended as we sail.
Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts as to how this rigging change will improve the handling and performance of my boat.