"Running backstays support the headstay in a fractionally rigged boat."
I'm not making this stuff up.
I'm just asking if anyone has rigged running backstays on their Capri 14.2
If so, has it helped the mast pumping problem?
Running backstay, like a C scow.
Unless the boom and mainsail were shortened, a regular backstay would never work.
Of course if you forget to release the leeward running backstay when you bear off for a screaming reach, look out.... capsize city is your destination. :D
Thanks for the congrats! I love this boat. :)
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