You can also rig her with a Solent Stay, or a Solent Stay which can also be used in the Cutter position on deck
. The addition of the stay & a halyard
is dirt simple, & you don't need to add running backs. So that's another KISS factor.
Also, many folks set up such stays using textiles (Dyneema) for the stay, & employ hank on sails
. Much like the Volvo
With a big perk being that you can use a Solent Stay for both big, light air sails
, as well as heavy weather
jibs. Especially as the latter won't know that the head
of the stay is near the masthead, instead of at 2/3 of your "I" measurement.
Here are a couple of explanatory pages: Removable Cutter Stay vs Solent Stay
Adding a Solent Stay - Practical Sailor Print Edition Article
PS: Without the necessity of runners, adding a stay is Much cheaper. Yet, if you desire them, you can add running backstays
along with the new headstay, or later on.