Boat is an O'Day Mariner 2+2, 19'
Today I noticed that the top stay on the starboard side has slipped out
Of the spreader and is therefore a straight shot from the chain plate
To the mast
. It attaches at the same point on the mast
as the forstay
This boat is rigged with baby stays that attach from the chain plate
A point just below the spreader.
How critical is it to put the stay back into the spreader?
It seems that they are separated by about two inches ie: slot in spreader
to the stay where it passes the spreader. It seems the wire holding the stay in place failed. A simple fix but would require me to unstep the mast.
No big deal except I'm usually solo so would need to find some help.
So can I feel comfortable using it like it is until I round up some help
Or is it endangering the whole rig.
I sail on a large lake with winds usually in the 5 to 15mph range.