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RL24 backstay
Looking for info about removing backstage on Rl24. Just bought a square top main and wondering how people have modified boat to deal with it. Photo of spreaders and chainplates added. TIA
Stu green    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 backstay
Hi Stu, I am not certain what you mean by backstage, Im guessing backstays. Im not aware of an RL having a back stay
Others can definitely answer this better than me, however



There are RL24's out there that sail with the spreaders still in place and a square top main.
There are also RL's out there that have no spreaders as well ( or at least that I can see )
Owen    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 backstay
Hi Stu
Most rigs without backstays have spreaders that are more swept back than yours
Peter    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 backstay
Don't know if this is relevant but an adjustable backstay changes the shape of the top of the main, can help in different wind conditions.
Bill Asher    Edit    Delete 

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