HAUL OUT MONDAY
Behold our new removable solent stay (or at least you can see the deck fitting here).
As I understand it, a solent stay is an inner forestay that runs parallel to the forestay and attaches not far behind it on the deck and not far below it on the mast. We had the crew at Blackline do a lot of the work on the mast and this is a good example of their quality. It is strong, simple, works with the existing hardware and looks sharp.
Here we have the double pad-eye on deck for the stay attachment and for the pennant to the tack of the sail.
The padeye is connected with a Spectra lashing below the deck, inside the anchor locker to a second padeye which is through bolted into the existing stemplate on our bow.
We’ll be testing out the new stay, with our recently converted storm jib (from furling to hank on) and I’ll talk about that afterwards as well as showing how the stay looks on deck and how we decide to deal with its stowage when not in use.