SailNet Community - View Single Post - Removable Forestay
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 06-27-2013
Super Fuzzy Moderator
tdw's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 17,134
Thanks: 22
Thanked 128 Times in 119 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Removable Forestay

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
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...

We unashamedly stole JE's idea for the Womboat. Unfortunately she does not have an aluminium toerail but we strung it up twixt the lowers, at deck level of course. Works pretty well I must say.

Andrew B

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.
tdw is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome