We changed the rigging
on our (new to us in 2012) Moody 376 sometime earlier this year, and after having had a rigger out to tune it, it would seem the backstay is about 3-4" too long... We fitted sta-locks to all the new rigging
, so chopping it shouldn't be a big issue.
We've maxed out the rear turnbuckle, and the forestay is a fixed length.
Is it feasible to remove the backstay temporarily to shorten it without having to step the mast
? Would it be safe enough to run the main halyard
to the stern, and perhaps have the mainsheet and topping lift
taught as a backup.
Do you reckon this would be enough to keep the rig up when the person (likely big me) up the mast
has to come back down, and then hold things in place till I get the shortened stay back in place? Or is this just asking for trouble?
Mast is deck-stepped btw, and has lower stays aft, and a baby stay up front.