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furlers and swageless fittings

HI!
I have a 25’ US Yacht, with a Harken 00AL furler. I replaced the standing rigging, and it
appears the forestay is a couple inches too long. The upper forestay is swageless, the lower forestay is swage fitting.
Rather than go up the mast, remove the forestay, I was wondering, would the 00AL accept a swageless fitting on the lower part of the stay,
in or near the drum assembly?

Thank You so much,

Chris Kilmer
Pasco, Wa.
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Re: furlers and swageless fittings

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HI!
I have a 25’ US Yacht, with a Harken 00AL furler. I replaced the standing rigging, and it
appears the forestay is a couple inches too long. The upper forestay is swageless, the lower forestay is swage fitting.
Rather than go up the mast, remove the forestay, I was wondering, would the 00AL accept a swageless fitting on the lower part of the stay,
in or near the drum assembly?

Thank You so much,

Chris Kilmer
Pasco, Wa.
I am thinking if you cut off the lower swage fitting and install swage less your forestay length may be a couple inches too short- since swage fittings are a couple inches or more longer than the swageless. I am not sure if the swage less fitting will be too large diameter for it to fit into drum, not familar with Harken- I would contact them directly.
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Re: furlers and swageless fittings

the foil is the very small on the 00AL you may have a tough time if you would need to remove or replace the foil. the lower section should be OK as it contains the turnbuckle and toggles. depends a lot on the length of the turnbuckle and how may toggles you need to make the right length. there are also riggers that can come to the boat and swage on a fitting right on the boat.
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