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On page 332 of Chapelle's, American Fishing Schooners 1825 to 1935, the flying backstay hauling part, when not in use, was made fast around the a r se of a block that appears to be fixed to the hull in a sketch he provides.  He shows it  just aft of the main mast channel on the starboard side.  When in use it belayed on a cleat inside the monkey rail, port or starboard at the transom corners.  There is no mention of hooks on the end of the hauling part of the line.  The sketch is labeled as Belays of a typical fishing schooner 1905-1925 from Charles Sayle's notes. 


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On sheet 5 of the MS plans, the details of the flying backstays show the lower end connects to an eyebolt in the transom.  There are two eyebolts on each side, I'm not sure whether the inner or outer one is used, my best guess is the outer, with the inner one used for the boom tackle.  The tackle that runs between the backstay blocks belays to pin 44 on the starboard side and pin 45 on the port side.



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