614RE: [j4x-owners-group] backstay adjuster
- May 9, 2012
Agree with the group – I pull the mast every year and it stands up just fine without any stays or shrouds connected – Robert
I've disconnected my backstay the same way you describe many times. I found only the need for slight tension as the mast could stay up by itself. Of course, this was at dock with minimum winds. I actually used the Main Halyard to do this and it worked fine (of course it depends on the length of your halyard).
From: Conrad <cdsail123@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:03 AM
Subject: [j4x-owners-group] backstay adjuster
I need to have the hydraulic bs reconditioned so I am taking it off and sending to maker (Sailtec). I have running BS to help support the mast during the process of taking off the hydraulic. I have not yet taken this mast down so I am not sure how much weight is going to be released once the BS is disconnected. I am thinking that I can use a jumper rope from the top of the BS to the back rail and then once disconnected insert a rope where the BS was connected. Is the weight that is release too much for once person to hold until I can replace with the line?
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