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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 -http://rigrite.com/furling/stearn/stearn.html

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.

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Forestay Identified !!!

Thank you all.

Yes, the forestay has been identified it is a Stearns Twinstay One. I contacted Rig-Rite and asked them to look at the pictures and they have confirmed its' true identity. Ron thank you for all your help. Hopefully by spring we'll be able to put the mast up.

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Thank you all.....
You're welcome.

I'd suggest you watch costs carefully here.. if it's a close call I'd move up to a more conventional setup, that you'll likely be happier with in the long haul. A whack like that would have likely damaged only a 3 or 4 foot section of a newer metal foil - easily replaced.

You'd also be pleased with the improvement in raising that second sail with its own aft groove....

But whatever it takes to get that rig back up!!
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