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andre

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Storm sail
« on: March 09, 2020, 02:52:21 PM »

Hi is there anybody who is installed a releasable stay for a storm sail. Or do you have any idea for this installation. Thank you. I’m going in the north Atlantic near of Newfoundland and I would like a storm sail.
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Re: Storm sail
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 05:34:57 PM »

Andre- I have NOT had any experience with installing an intermediate forestay or releasing forestay however, I would be concerned that you need to add some significant strengthening to the deck/hull structure. Perhaps ask the Catalina factory for a recommendation. The video below is about a single handed fellow who added a second forestay to his Baltic brand yacht to add a staysail. You might find it interesting. Also, there is a product called a “Gale Sail” that attaches a storm sail over/around your existing head stay. My opinion (and others) of this option is it is hard to attach in a blow but some people use it.
https://youtu.be/1k8S7C3i34U
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Re: Storm sail
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 07:25:16 PM »

Thank you Noah, I’ll check that
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