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Originally Posted by ajsemtb View Post
Okay, after looking at this rigging pic I have a couple more questions. What is the diameter and length of the turnbuckle? And it just attaches to the forestay with a pin? I was at home depot and they have stainless turnbuckles there for only a few dollars, but I want make sure I get the right size (1/4, 5/16, 3/8...) Looking at your forestay, I just want to confirm its 1/8" steel cable? It looked a little thicker, but pics add a few pounds... Also, what is the length of the main sheet? And what is the flat hardware piece that has all the holes in it for? Where does it attach? I'm assuming its an adjuster for the jib? Once I have this info, I should be able to rig it up. (I still need to fix the sail though...) Thanks again, Andrew
Be careful what you buy at Home Depot. It may be fine, I'm not saying everything they sell is junk, just make sure it's not aluminum or cheap stainless. The size isn't as important as the weight rating. I don't know the actual stress that these boats have on the mast, but I would get one that could handle at least 400lbs.
Yes I have 1/8th cable.
The thing with the holes is at the end of the shrouds. Thats what attaches to the chainplates.

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