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a stay that supports the back of something

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Ambush2 has a carbon Hall Spars NZ mast (alloy boom) held up by Nitronic rod standing rigging, with twin top Dynex top mast backstay.
Keel stepped carbon masts from Southern Spars are used and supported by hydraulic backstays plus powered winches can be fitted.
Carbon of course hampers radio waves so all antennas have been centralised in an above-deck cockpit dome, including the Wifi and twin HF antennas that are on the running backstays.
Deck layout has the twin helm wheels well forward in the large cockpit, with pedestal winch further aft, in line with the Harken winches for the running backstays.
These can include sensors such as the masthead unit; speed and depth sensors; a gimballed rate compass that measures the true yaw rate as the boat pitches fore and aft, independent of any heel or trim effects; air and sea temperature sensors for finding currents; and load cells to monitor the loads on the fore and backstays.
The hugely supported cutter rig has six shrouds, twin backstays and twin forestays, and there is a Hoyt staysail boom for self-tacking and poling out twin headsails.
Eight Harken ST50s are used to control the lines, including two at the transom for the running backstays.
I was fighting my way up and down the companionway ladder, which was covered by the mainsail, supplying screwdrivers and pliers from the toolboxes when my life vest got tangled in the running backstays," recalls crewmember Lorraine Forkes.
Six Darken winches adorn the cockpit, with the aft two dedicated to operating twinPBO running backstays while the primaries are well positioned for sheeting jibs, spinnakers and the mainsail.
Six Harken winches adorn the cockpit, with the aft two dedicated to operating twin PBO running backstays while the primaries are well positioned for sheeting jibs, spinnakers and the mainsail.