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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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The sail plan is held aloft by a swept-back spreader rig with adjustable backstay and spars can be aluminium or carbon with Park Lane boom.
Ambush2 has a carbon Hall Spars NZ mast (alloy boom) held up by Nitronic rod standing rigging, with twin top Dynex top mast backstay.
Keel stepped carbon masts from Southern Spars are used and supported by hydraulic backstays plus powered winches can be fitted.
Underway, the Swan 80RS's carbon rig can support an extensive sail plan thanks to twin backstays, outboard shrouds and lead T-keel.
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.
Firefly is rigged with a four spreader Hall Spars carbon mast and boom, supported by PBO shrouds and twin running backstays.
Carbon of course hampers radio waves so all antennas have been centralised in an above-deck cockpit dome, including the Wifi and twin HF antennas that are on the running backstays.
Deck layout has the twin helm wheels well forward in the large cockpit, with pedestal winch further aft, in line with the Harken winches for the running backstays.
These can include sensors such as the masthead unit; speed and depth sensors; a gimballed rate compass that measures the true yaw rate as the boat pitches fore and aft, independent of any heel or trim effects; air and sea temperature sensors for finding currents; and load cells to monitor the loads on the fore and backstays.
The hugely supported cutter rig has six shrouds, twin backstays and twin forestays, and there is a Hoyt staysail boom for self-tacking and poling out twin headsails.
A rig was designed to be self-supporting with no backstay in up to 18 knots.