little gilly

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Hi - I would just like to say that I've just bought 'little gilly' from Paul Garrish and that I am very pleased with her - she - I think - is one of only two flush deck 28s - I could be wrong . and as it happens the other one 'morag' is moored about 10 moorings away from me at chichester - any sailing tips would be greatfully recieved as would any info about gaff cutters as this is my first - I got her rigged and went for a sail on saturday - all went fairly well exept maybe putting up the jib - or should I say unfurling it - with the rope the wrong way round the drum ! running backstays - now theres a thing - should you have to unclip them completey on a run to let the boom go right out or am I missing something ? my rig - by Ed Burnett - has two stays running to the mast top and 3/4 of the way up - is that realy needed - seems over stayed - again I could be wrong - your Bill Payne

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Interesting rig! Perhaps you should ask Paul all about it. Hopefully it wont be long until we can post photos on the forum, would like to see the setup.

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Steve - sorry you misunderstand me - when I said there are two backstays I meant two on either side - four in total - two to the top of the mast and two 3/4 of the way up ! Bill

Aeolus FWB28
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Joined: 26 Aug 2006

Welcome Bill. Congratulations on buying the boat. She is quite unusual. There are other 'standard' flush decked 28s around as well as Morag. Bethany, is another.
The backstays are to be used one at a time! Put the weather stay on and then change it as you tack. When running it is pretty important to have one on! There other purpose is to tension the jib luff when beating.
There are others on here whom I'm sure will be happy to give more advice. Regards, Steve.


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