My daughter and I went down to get the boat ready for the weekend yesterday and discovered a new, albeit short-term, neighbor. An 80' Swan! A beautiful boat. We don't see many of these up here in the PNW. Took a couple of pics. I am not a sailor, so am not familiar with all the rig details, etc., but there was one oddity. The dink is on the foredeck and a forestay goes right through the hull
of the dink! Hope you can see in the picture, the deck
fitting for the stay right under the dink's bow with the stay going through! Seems that would keep the dink on the deck
during rough weather
, but not sure what is does for the dink's performance!