{Stus-List} C&C 35-3 babystays

Russ & Melody russmel at telus.net
Thu Jul 29 17:00:15 EDT 2010


Hi Richard,
I would recommend the simple system others have... a removable 
purchase (4, 6 or 8 :1) arrangement so it can be put into service and 
adjusted only when required.

         Cheers, Russ

At 10:34 AM 29/07/2010, you wrote:
>Would the same thinking apply to a smaller boat (such as a 29-II) as 
>well?   I have a fixed baby stay and was considering doing away with 
>it altogether, (we rarely have wind over 20); thanks.
>
>Richard
>1985 29 II
>
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>Richard N. Bush Law Offices
>235 South Fifth Street, Fourth Floor
>Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Russ & Melody <russmel at telus.net>
>To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>Sent: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 12:46 pm
>Subject: Re: {Stus-List} C&C 35-3 babystays
>
>Hello Harold,
>
>I cannot abide a fixed babystay.
>My routine is to raise the main on a straight mast, less 
>babystay,  (for maximum power available) and bring on the babystay 
>to flatten the main as the wind gets up (less power required).
>
>Your mast vibration could be due to harmonics. I have a very 
>annoying vibration at the dock with the wind at certain speed near 
>the beam. I hoist a fender, also tied to base, to about mid or 
>spreader height and it relieves the vibration. Try this first and 
>see if there is an improvement.
>
>         Cheers, Russ
>         35 mk-1
>
>At 08:54 AM 29/07/2010, you wrote:
>>After ownership of my boat for three years without a baby stay and 
>>seeing how the mast vibrated at the dock in much wind, decided to 
>>rig a fixed stay. From recent postings, it seems that people play 
>>their babystays. I can see how that keeps mast bend under control 
>>and flattens the main. With a fixed stay would not the same effect 
>>as easing the stay be achieved by easing the main halyard? What is 
>>the racers routine with the stay?
>>Harold
>>"Celtic Spirit"
>>Hamilton, ON
>>
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