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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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Twin steering wheels are located forward in the cockpit and behind are the mainsail trimmers and obligatory running backstay crew.
Underway, the Swan 80RS's carbon rig can support an extensive sail plan thanks to twin backstays, outboard shrouds and lead T-keel.
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 standard rig is a 9/10 fractional sloop with light alloy spars fully battened mainsail with twin backstays, which clears the open transom for swim access.
Electric winches, an in-mast furling mainsail and twin backstay for easy swim access, all make for easy sailing.
The lighter airs had us tweaking the lip, shifting crew weight, changing halyard tensions, yang, Cunningham and backstay as we worked hard to keep her deep hull moving in the zephyrs of pressure as we ghosted over the finish line.
Removing the split pins and releasing the backstay and leeward side stays was fairly easy, but the weather side stays proved to be the most dangerous with the mast surging back and forth inches from my head while I was occasionally swamped by the sea," recalls Mara Beddoes.
The twin-spreader rig is deck- stepped with double backstays and inboard shrouds for clear decks.
The keel stepped alloy Selden rig uses swept back spreaders and optional running backstays.