Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Rare Bird Sailing
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 8/10/2007, 11:08 AM

Works a little, but masts do funny things with single stays.  Plus, there is a compression load meaningthe hull and beams have to be stronger.    In terms of comfort on a boat like Rare Bird, the mast flexing a lot at 15 knots boat speed is not far off. Rather than a stay, I would use a wing mast, which is much stiffer, and much better aerodynamically.  I suspect the front 20% of Rare Bird's mainsail is not doing a lot due to turbulence off the mast.  
Hirondelle's are nice boats.  They work really well with Easy rigs. 


On 8/10/07, proajunk <> wrote:

Mast Bend
A stay from mast head / top of jib to the windward hull may help,
without unduly compromising the weather-cocking abilty of the rig.

The mast would still be designed for full load without, the stay(s)
would just to reduce the bounce.

What do you think?


(I have a Hirondelle cat, boy do I hate those nasty stays, not
allowing me to spill wind. It like driving with an acelerator stuck on
3/4 throttle, don't thik car drivers would accept that one, why do

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