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Missing mast parts

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This is a photo of a fairlead from up on the mast. We popped two of these off last season but I could only find the one. Our spinnaker haylard has a smaller diameter than the genoa so it managed to launch into the depths.

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Am I using the correct term for it?

Does anybody recognise it and know where I can get another one?

I'll have to drill and tap new holes. What should i put on the screws to slow down corrision between the stainless screws and the mast.

Thank you for all your help
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Yes, it is a fairlead. You can use any number of replacement fairleads that you can find in any big chandlery. Don't recognize the brand or make you've got in the photo... and most of the better ones fully enclose the rope.

If you have to drill and tap new screw holes, use TefGel or Lanocote or Loctite to reduce galvanic corrosion between the mast and screws. Don't forget to use a plastic washer between any stainless hardware and the mast.

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Thank you Sailingdog. I will look for fully enclosing ones and not re-install the old one that is left. Also thanks for the tips on aluminium to stainless connections.

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