"heavier lower stays than the original"
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I am very curious about this statement: "...and followed the advice on having heavier lower stays than the original."
I was about to post something about this. Can you tell me where or how you heard this advice?
Unfortunately, there is nothing in the manual about running backstays, and some 54s have running backstays that are too short to use. Oliver Henrichsen, offers good advice if your running back stays are not rigged with leveraged block/tackle with a cam cleat similar to what you use for preventers. I have seen 54s with this type of block/tackle rigged to each running back stay. BTW, I like to attach the running back stay on the chain plate near the genoa block. Oliver did not go into detail, but I suspect that he attaches a block for the running back stay on the cain plate, then runs it to the small winch on the cockpit coaming.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 12:08 PM John via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have owned an Amel 54 for only a few months. As most 54s, the boat is rigged with genoa and staysail, and yes I have the reinforced mast with a little prebend, and followed the advice on having heavier lower stays than the original. And I have the dyneema lines ready to be used as running backstays ... but no tackle (yet) at the back end of the running backstays.