Chrysler 26
Last updated: January 7, 2018
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Avocet
A 1979 Chrysler 26 Sailboat
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NOT ON OUR BOAT

We don't have a backstay adjuster on Avocet, but this may prove to be nice addition some day. The following photos and information was shared by Glenn Penner "Dawn Treader" from Gimili, Manitoba.

Backstay Adjuster

On the Chrysler 26 a backstay adjuster can be used to control headstay tension. As the backstay adjuster is tightened the masthead is pulled aft which tightens the headstay. Tensioning the headstay flattens and depowers the headsail. Flattening the headsail can help you carry a sail a bit longer as the wind pipes up towards the upper range of the sail. When not under the sail, the backstay adjuster permits the release of tension on the rig, thereby helping to prolong the life of the rigging and fittings. Since the Chrysler 26 has a split backstay it's pretty easy to set up a backstay adjuster.


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Bottom Backstay Adjuster in Action