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Old 11-11-2011, 20:31   #31
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Re: New Beneteau First 456 Owner - Toronto

Originally Posted by avazquez View Post
Previous owner always used them but said they were a real pain when they were cable. He replaced them with spectra which wont stretch. Right now I am not using them but I do notice some pumping in the mast when on a beat. I will install them next week but made out of spectra also. My plan is to make them as short as posible so I can get them out of the way to the base of the mast when going down wind.
I know what you mean. They were always in the way. I was starting to get confused as to how to use them...surely they can't be that much trouble!

BTW do you have the older lewmar blocks on your traveler?

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Old 12-11-2011, 07:37   #32
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The running backstays in spectra are very verysimple an easyto manage. I have the original vintage lewmar traveller. Had the track anodized . It is very reliable strong unit. Previous owner replaced the ends with custom made blocks.

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