Installed at the base of the backstay to enable adjusting the tension, backstay adjusters are, arguably, one of the least appreciated sailing accessories with the greatest benefit for performance sailing.
As you use the backstay adjuster to increase rig tension, you'll experience immediate results: forestay tension increases, roller furling gear operates more efficiently, and headsail shape improves -- allowing you to sail faster and point higher.
Navtec has redesigned this backstay adjuster with the pressure gauge on the opposite side from the release valve - low down near the handle, a longer pump handle for faster pumping motion and/or less effort, and an internal feed tube for a sleeker look and lower snagging potential.
• Available in black or clear (silver colored) anodized versions
• Available in five sizes to fit yachts 25 ft to 50 ft
• Significant ease of use compared to mechanical adjusters
• Competitive pricing
• Use of the specifically designed integral toggle (sold separately) is strongly recommended