I recently purchased a 1984 Capri 14.2 from a friend that had stored it since 1995. I thought that boat would never sail again. After I trailered it home, I spent a day cleaning it up with pressure wash and replacing frayed lines. The boat is in reasonably good condition since it spent over 15 years in storage. I had my first chance to take it out on Lake Livingston this afternoon. Wind blowing about 15 mph, gusting to 25. I noticed the mast pumping was so severe that the forestay would go completely slack and then retension with a violent snap. I was sailing with the mainsail alone, no jib. I solo sailed 12 miles and recorded a max. speed of 9.2 mph (using a Garmin Zumo 550 GPS from my motorcycle). It was an awesome good sail, but I'm concerned that the violent snapping into tension of the forestay will dismast the boat. Has anyone rigged a running backstay?