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Old 22-02-2010, 14:43   #1
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Mizzen Stays'l

The spreaders on my mizzen are swept aft slightly. So I'm wondering if my mast has the strength to support a Mizzen stays'l? If not what would need to be done to make it work and would it be worth the effort/expense? I'd also be interested in the opinions of those who have used this sail as to its value.
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I don't even have mizzen spreaders, running backs or a tight mizzen sheet against the topping lift work well.
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Used reaching. The mast must be supported by permanent or running backstays, unless spreaders designed to counter the load.

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Thanks for the replies, if I do buy the sail I'll rig running backstays
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It looks from your photo that you have a fixed backstay on the mizzen unless that is a topping lift for the mizzen boom. That should be plenty strong enough.
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I've been looking into a mizzen spinnaker w/ a sock vs the stays'l, check out the Dashew's videos for some insight on ketches. Your spreaders are fine and as long as the masthead has a run for another halyard you should be good to go! FYI - the swept back spreaders are to keep the pole from "pumping"...
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