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Forestay - turnbuckle connection failure
In an attempt to keep a roller furling drum steady, we connected some old line to the base of the drum with several wraps, then to the bow's safety rails. Over time, I guess it bent the turnbuckle itself. Luckily I put another turnbuckle on from the eye at the bottom of the furler to the deck grommet, this of course prevented the mast from crashing down on us when the turnbuckle eventually failed. Here's my question:
How do you attach the steel forestay to a turnbuckle? Does a boat yard need to do this? Do forestays come with pre-attached turnbuckles? Is this called a swaged connection? Thanks for any guidance.
Last edited by Flightsport; 09-13-2010 at 11:54 AM.