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Forgive me, I'm a BRAND new boat owner and today I found that I have what appears to be the EXACT same issue on my C&C 24 ( in fact I thought someone had taken a picture of my boat ) ... how much does this type of repair cost ( approximately ) I'm going to be calling someone tomorrow to find out but it might be nice to have an idea before I call them and fall over with shock!
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Forgive me, I'm a BRAND new boat owner and today I found that I have what appears to be the EXACT same issue on my C&C 24 ( in fact I thought someone had taken a picture of my boat ) ... how much does this type of repair cost ( approximately ) I'm going to be calling someone tomorrow to find out but it might be nice to have an idea before I call them and fall over with shock!
It's gonna cost you a new forestay which you can estimate by looking at any marine catalog for your size wire, a marine eye and a swage stud. And then the cost of labor to remove the furler from the boat, and depending on the system you have, the partially dissassembly of the system and the replacement of the wire. Some riggers may choose to use a mechanical fitting on at least one end.
I would usually estimate at least three hours for a job like that.
Make sure that you have a halyard restrainer installed while someone is aloft. If the swivel is still too low, have a pennant added either to the head or tack of the sail also.
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Knotty,
Thanks for the post. Can you offer any round numbers as to what it would cost to replace the forestay on a Catalina 34?
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Knotty,
Thanks for the post. Can you offer any round numbers as to what it would cost to replace the forestay on a Catalina 34?

What kind of furler do you have? That makes some difference. Is your rigger mobile or are do you take it to a yard?

I would charge about 200.00 for the headstay alone. That's 9/32" wire with a 1/2" eye on top and a 1/2" swage stud on the bottom.

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Throw it away and get a new one. Also, your halyard is nearing the end of its useful life...
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I'd point out that the clevis pin for the toggle at the top of the forestay, in the masthead casting, is also a bit too long.
yeah ... geez ... and while he's at it tell him to get that masthead sanded and painted up quick
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also can't help but notice that dead tree in the background.. he should chop it up and bring it to a landfill, or better yet have a bonfire with cold beers...he really needs to have a look at that..

What exactly are you saying is wrong with the forestay.. looks fine to me


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Julie is down in Jax as we speak. We will have to work on it.
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replace immediately. The forestays with rollers give up at this exact point and this one will break very soon.
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