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backstay

thin leather strip overlying and reinforcing the heel seam that joins medial and lateral quarters of the shoe upper
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It is twice as strong and half as stretchy as Kevlar, which is used to make body armour, as well as the older backstay ropes for yachts.
But it was designed so we could put a backstay up after 18 knots.
On the second night there was a huge crash off a wave and a bang, and the backstay opened-up the transom like can-opener.
The sail plan is held aloft by a swept-back spreader rig with adjustable backstay and spars that can be aluminium or carbon with Park Lane boom.
Twin steering wheels are located forward in the cockpit and behind are the mainsail trimmers and obligatory running backstay crew.
Ambush2 has a carbon Hall Spars NZ mast (alloy boom) held up by Nitronic rod standing rigging, with twin top Dynex top mast backstay.
On deck, the alloy rig is strongly held by wire rigging with tie rods into the hull grid plus a double backstay (with hydraulic option).
The backstay uses pulley adjustment and the overall deck looks very clean with conventional inboard jib tracks and a wide main track just ahead of the steerer --so ideal for short-handed sailing.
The Selden alloy rig is fairly standard with swept back wire shrouds and a hydraulic backstay with alloy kicker.