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  • Okay, a guy who stays. What if he, you know, overstays? Can you kick him out without your mainsail chucking a billydunevan.

    September 14, 2017

  • You might be interested in the Sailor's word book.  1876

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=y7HqO9XAwk8C

    September 14, 2017

  • A stay is a guy-rope (now steel

    cable) that stops the mast moving fore-and-aft often one to the bow and

    one to the stern from the top of (or near the top of) the mast. For some

    reason the same things that prevent side-to-side motion are called

    shrouds. Sails attached to the stay (i.e. between the mainsail and

    foresail) are called stay-sails. How that translates to a cart I have NO

    idea.

    In this photo

    http://www.svsarah.com/Sarah/Images/Sails/20080311StaySail3.jpg

    the staysail is flying, the main and foresails are wrapped up in brown

    material.

    September 14, 2017