Forestay Connection at Mast Head

 

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  • #5245
    Marc Nachman
    Marc Nachman
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    Attached is a picture of the junction between the forestay and the mast head. Notice tha forestay appears to be bent around something. Is this rigged wrong of is it supposed to be that way?

    Thanks,
    Marc
    Zephyr #111

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    #5248
    SWG
    SWG
    Keymaster

    I agree it looks odd and not good. I haven’t seen a masthead that looks like that before, with the forestay attachment above the mast crane. Normally the forestay pin is buried inside the mast a bit below the top of the crane. The forestay is normally held on the same pin that carries the two outer halyard sheaves, in the middle.

    #5249
    Marc Nachman
    Marc Nachman
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    Thank you SWG. Does anyone have a picture or drawing/diagram of what it should look like?

    #5256
    SWG
    SWG
    Keymaster

    The forestay on this mast is held on the same pin that holds the two wing (spinnaker) sheaves. So it exits the mast box right between the red and blue halyards in the photo. (it not installed in photos but you can see it in one of the pictures)

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    #5259
    Marc Nachman
    Marc Nachman
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    Looks like you are right. I had my rigger go up and look at it. He said the PO had installed some shields to keep the halyards from wrapping. He cut away the part that the fore stay was laying on…problem solved.

    Thank you very much for your input.

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