Also take a look at the shackle holding all the wires together,, it tends to work its self loose.
I've got this shackle on the mainsheet that needs to be checked EVERY time I get the boat wet.
TWO very excellent pieces of advice. I had the misfortune (and good luck just before I launched) to witness my mainsheet shackle disassemble itself before my eyes onto the crossbar, miraculously without any parts falling into the water. I wouldnâ€™t want to experience the same event with the upper shackle holding the wirestays together.
As much as I am impressed with the design of the Wave I feel the shackles in these two areas are a weak link and deserve a more secure fitting (something a little more confidence building than LocTite).
.....so I could pick up the quick release pins I ordered at the same time...
Like you, I was tempted by the simplicity of quick release pins until my dealer talked me out of them. He recounted his twenty years of repairing masts due to finger-happy curious bystanders on the beach unintentionally punching off sidestays with predictable results.
Having said that, I am absolutley thrilled with my Wave and would not currently trade it for anything else. And as sunjammers
both have stated, getting intimate with the assembly of your ship makes sailing an even more rewarding experience.