This is for Capri 22 standard rigs built after about 2001 which use a mid cockpit mounted traveler bar. The traveler bar mounted in the cockpit became standard with the advent of the new deck. This backstay has a stud which threads into the turnbuckle that is in turn pinned to the backstay chainplate. Earlier boats had shorter backstays with a fork on the end, which connected to the top of the triangular plate and a double turnbuckle was then used to connect the triangular plate to the chainplate.
We start with corrosion resistant type 316 stainless steel wire. We use roll swaged fittings top and bottom for reliability. A new open design turnbuckle body can be securely pinned to prevent the turnbuckle from unscrewing.
You may want to consider either a Boomkicker or a topping lift to handle the boom while hoisting the main or during a reef. You may just prevent whacking someone in the head with the boom!
Fits both Capri 22 MkII through hull number 1258, built in January of 2012, at which point a new rig manufacturer was used. The new style mast requires different length wires as well as different attachment fittings.
Caution: Always unhook the pigtail before attempting to hoist the main. If you get a puff with the main partially raised and the boom hooked to the backstay, you may break the hook on the pigtail. Worse, if the hook doesn't break, you are likely to round up into the wind uncontrollably and hit someone or something you hadn't planned on!
The length of this item is based on the original factory specifications. However, the previous owner, like Captain Jack Sparrow, may have had an entirely different idea about how to rig a boat! Please confirm this is the correct length for your particular boat. We cut it from a long length and can't splice it back together again. Your order cannot be canceled, returned or exchanged, but, like Jack, you may have a different idea of what you can use it for!