Author Topic: C33 inner forestay  (Read 4563 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Guest
C33 inner forestay
« on: 14 June, 2013, 16:44:04 »

I started a new thread for this slightly different topic.  I have the mast down, and am about to replace all the rigging on my C33.  Among other things, I want to add a removable inner forestay to be able to fly a hanked on jib in heavy air.  I'm leaning towards placing it high up, close to the mast head fitting-I think this is often referred to as a solent stay.  This would eliminate the need for running backstays, allow me to fly double jibs, and the new halyard could also be used to fly a self-furling UPS(code zero style) sail.  I've also considered placing the stay lower, closer to the spreaders, which may require running backstays.  I think there are benefits to both configurations, so I would like to hear from any owners who have added inner forestays, what configuration they chose, and how it has worked for them in practice.  Thanks!


Offline sjoerd

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 256
    • Sailing Camelot website
Re: C33 inner forestay
« Reply #1 on: 19 June, 2013, 10:37:55 »
Hello Philip,

On our C36S (5/7th rig) we also have a solent stay. On-deck its hooked up to a through-deck RVS link which is bolted to a metal beam running the full width of the deck, thus deferring the tension to the hull.

Im very happy with it. I use it for a seperate (hanked on) solent jib which I use for running and for heavy weather. It gives me a lot of flexibility. I keep the Jennt or High-aspect on the front stay. For a Code-0 I would add a small bowsprit.


SY Camelot
Contest 36S
Hull# 206
Fractional rig


  • Guest
Re: C33 inner forestay
« Reply #2 on: 19 June, 2013, 11:17:15 »
On our 33 it's all the way up, but actually i don't use it at all.....



SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal