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Re: Aftstay and forestay sag
Thanks for all the advise. I found out the forestay broke at the base of the swage eye. I used the jib halyard as an emergency stay and took down the furler (old seafurl, but sea furl still make parts for my model) and stay, measured the old stay and made a new stay using stalock instead of swages. The new stay is up with the furler, and the boat is sailing wonderfull. The only scary part was going up the mast. Also installed a halyard retrain to avoid that nasty halyard wrap on the stay. RichH thanks so much for the tuning advice it works great and simple. On my way at becoming proficient in DIY projects
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