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post #5 of Old 06-26-2013
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Re: Removable Forestay

Originally Posted by capta View Post
Obviously, it would be a lot easier on all the gear if I released the forestay and stowed the staysail, stay and furler some how at the mast. When I bought the boat there were three small holes in the deck where the PO had it lashed to the shrouds and the end had chaffed the deck.
I don't see how it's possible to stow a furler at the mast...

Here's my solution, taking it out to the rail... Lots of sheer and crown to the deck helps, on most boats with a flatter sheer, the geometry just doesn't work, unless the furling drum is elevated above the deck, and a pendant makes up the difference...

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