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mike.clarke
It looks to me as if the Mac

It looks to me as if the Mac in the youtube clip above with two forestay has also fitted a backstay as well. I would think that two headsails without some additional backstay support is asking for trouble on a Mac.

The video clip certainly seems to show the Mac going fast with a well slotted pair of headsails that should drive it upwind well but it doesn't look comfortable and I would worry about the mast load the way it was sailing.

I have seen a light small section mast with high loads collapse under shock load in a choppy sea.

Mike C - Tarka 26M

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