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post #41 of Old 10-19-2008
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Those pictures (and logo) are identical to the one I had in mind that I've seen before... as you say, no internal wire forestay.

Here's a link -

EDIT: the link isn't pasting in clean - but that's the correct URL - I think the product highlighting on "Furling" is messing things up.

I think it's a Stearns Twin-Stay ONE, probably the first twin groove foil produced. Check the link, there's a cross sectional drawing and description a little ways down the page. The site says that parts are still available.

However with its forward facing groove that's a difficult foil to use compared to newer versions. I'd replace your forestay with wire and get a Tuff Luff or similar foil to install over it. This would be a far more conventional setup today.

Shipping such a long piece (unlike new foils which either roll up or come in sections) would add significantly to the cost.

Good Luck.


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