The strut allows the vang to be mounted further forward on the boom, giving the crew more room and reducing forward gooseneck compression. It also partially isolates the mast from vang loads so the mast can remain straight even at full power.
Shroud Tension Adjusters
Mast rake and rig tension are fully adjustable from the trapeze. Two 3:1 cascades, led belowdeck from each shroud, are multiplied by an 8:1 purchase for a brawny 72:1 system.
The self-tacking jib track is W-shaped to curve around the mast, allowing a jib that is larger than the forward triangle. With more sail area and overlapping sails, this system is great for light air and for powering up. Similar to the 49er, the main and jib sheet use a single line for easy access.
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