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va3wmh 10-14-2008 07:35 PM

Solid Forestay
 
I'm looking for a supplier of solid forestays. Please let me know of anyone that is a North American supplier of them. TIA

T34C 10-14-2008 08:08 PM

"Solid forestays" ???? Do you mean a forestay with out a turnbuckle, or a forestay made from rod? More specific please.

Rockter 10-14-2008 08:35 PM

Are rods as good in fatigue as wire?

Faster 10-14-2008 08:35 PM

Whichever it is you're after, a local rigger can help you out.

CharlieCobra 10-14-2008 08:37 PM

I don't believe I've ever seen rod used for a forestay.

artbyjody 10-14-2008 08:44 PM

Actually I have a solid rod as a forestay on my Barberis (meaning the whole length is rod).

OP: Give a call to your local dockyard and ask for the rigging dept (or talk to WM in your area) they can give you a local source.

retclt 10-14-2008 08:48 PM

Valiant Yachts went all rod years ago. I bet they could direct you to a supplier too.

sailingdog 10-14-2008 10:38 PM

The problem with rod rigging on a cruising boat is that it is harder to jury-rig replacements when cruising in more remote regions...

Also, it would help if you said what region of the country you're in. Shipping rod rigging is rather expensive, and getting someone that is relatively local is probably a good idea.

Paul_L 10-14-2008 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 384439)
The problem with rod rigging on a cruising boat is that it is harder to jury-rig replacements when cruising in more remote regions...

Also, it would help if you said what region of the country you're in. Shipping rod rigging is rather expensive, and getting someone that is relatively local is probably a good idea.

I don't buy the argument about jury rigging. With rope like Amsteel available, temporary stays are easier to create now than in the past -- and they aren't wire or rod.

For info on rod and and local suppliers go to:
http://www.navtec.net

Paul L

sailingdog 10-15-2008 05:36 AM

Pauló

Have you looked at the termination points on a boat with rod rigging. It is pretty difficult to attach any kind of "jury-rigged" fitting to it. With wire rigging the tangs and chainplates usually have a hole for the clevis pin that the jury rigged stay can attach to via a lashing or other method.... with rod rigging, which often only has a small socket for the cold-formed end of the rod, attaching a jury-rigged setup is usually a lot more difficult. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul_L (Post 384497)
I don't buy the argument about jury rigging. With rope like Amsteel available, temporary stays are easier to create now than in the past -- and they aren't wire or rod.

For info on rod and and local suppliers go to:
http://www.navtec.net

Paul L



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