Trying to understand this modified 40.5 rigging!

Jan 18, 2021
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Hunter 40.5 Burnt Store Marina
Hello all,

I do not remember what rabbit hole I was going down but found this old 40.5 listing in New South Wales, apparently it made it there across the pacific so :yeah:. Hunter 40.5 Legend Of course the listing is lacking a lot of info but I want to learn!

It does not appear to have the additional spinnaker winches, but it is running a spinnaker and has some mechanism for a inner forestay? Looks like they added a running backstay?
 

Rick D

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Jun 14, 2008
7,004
Hunter Legend 40.5 Shoreline Marina Long Beach CA
It has an inner forestay which was a factory option. I have one. Probably no spinnaker winches since it is likely an asymmetrical, I would guess. Yes, it appears to have running backstays. The factory did not. Someone was convinced they were smarter than the spar manufacturer / designer. The hours on the engine are low or at least in line. This appears to be a very nice example and well cared for.