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614RE: [j4x-owners-group] backstay adjuster

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  • Robert Thuss
    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



      From: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott Dickinson & Kim Worsham
      Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:18 AM
      To: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [j4x-owners-group] backstay adjuster



      Dear Conrad,


      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).



      TikiJ J/42


      From: Conrad <cdsail123@...>
      To: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com
      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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