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Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?
7/16" on a 32' boat? no. 1/4" would be used on most boat that size. 2700kg is a bit should be ok. if you have 5/16" then it would be a bit light
The clevis pins used in the roller furler are 5/16" (8mm). I don't know if there would be any benefit (or even drawback) to drilling those holes out to accommodate 3/8" (9.5mm) clevis pins.
All the other rigging components and connections, such as the turnbuckle and including the holes at the top of the furler drum, accomodate 3/8" clevis pins...
If a man speaks at sea where there is no woman to hear, is he still wrong?
Cruising the Baltic in 'Merihiisi', a 1979 Westerly Berwick Ketch
Last edited by rhumbunctious; 07-29-2013 at 01:46 PM.