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Date Posted: - Friday - 05/23/08 - 1:19am
Author: Terry of Matang M36 #17
Subject: Not the correct angle
In reply to: Mike Anthony 's message, "Bobstay/dolphin striker on an M-40" on - Wednesday - 05/21/08 - 7:39am

I considered the same change but after researching I learned that the angle of the bobstay and the forestay should be 90 degrees. Removing the dolphin striker will change the angle enough, in my opinion, to weaken the structure enough to risk the rig in high stress situations.

You might try a bridle but not sure if it will work very well. I tried a bridle on a mooring in Avalon without success.

The dolphin striker is probably strong enough to handle the sideways preasure without damage.

Happy sailing

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[> Mooring Solution -- Lawrence Killingsworth, - Friday - 05/23/08 - 2:32pm

Hi, Mike --

We use a sturdy line shackled to the point where the bobstay attaches to the hull when we anchor Ta' Ata Ori. The line attaches to the anchor chain. This avoids hitting the dolphin striker and also lowers the point at which the anchor is attached, so less bucking in the swells. Maybe something like this would work for a mooring buoy, too.

We are just about ready to step our new masts. We went with aluminum, but they are painted spar buff, so they look just like the old wooden masts. But a lot less weight aloft. We are eager to see how she sails with the new masts and a new set of sails, too. Can't wait to put up that mizzen stays'l.

Best regards to you and yours,

-- Lawrence

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