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I'm looking for a supplier of solid forestays. Please let me know of anyone that is a North American supplier of them. TIA
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"Solid forestays" ???? Do you mean a forestay with out a turnbuckle, or a forestay made from rod? More specific please.
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Are rods as good in fatigue as wire?
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Whichever it is you're after, a local rigger can help you out.

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

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


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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.

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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

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Paul—

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.
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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

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