Diamand stays and planning of the main

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Bertil, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Bertil
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    Bertil Junior Member

    I have diamand stays with three spreaders. 1 pointing forward and two pointing backwards appr 10 degrees. Hard tighed.
    My question:
    -If you have an afterstay and likes to plan the main is it possible to do that with diamond stays holding back. Then you can instead have a mastheadrig instead of the fractional rig as I have today Is that true?
    I have an old trimaran weighing appr 1100 kg and total length 8,5 m.
    Could you help me decide.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you trying to eliminate the back stay?
     
  3. Bertil
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    Bertil Junior Member

    Yes! The backstayS,
     

  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That would require an engineering analysis of the rig and hull structure.
     
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