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Our Part #: SEL508700 | Mfr. Part #: 508-700
This product is designed for use on fractional rigs only. The Backstay flicker is fitted on top of the headbox, and used to pull the backstay clear of the sail when gibing and tacking. The Backstay flicker is NOT designed to carry the extra load from runners and checkstays - ONLY THE WEIGHT OF THE BACKSTAY.
The use of backstay flicker does not compensate for the need of accurate mast tuning in all conditions of sailing.
Masthead equipment such as lights, antenna and wind indicators may have to be moved and refitted.
Make sure that the Backstay flicker has enough clearance to move freely under the instrument brackets etc, when the Backstay flicker is bent into sailing position!
Make sure that the Backstay doesn't touch the aft edge of the mast when it is in working position. The clearance must be at least 5 mm between the instrument bracket, wind indictor fittings and other mast head equipment and the Backstay flicker.
Modification of the mast top equipment's may be necessary to secure the clearance.