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Rigging question please, re new forestay

When we acquired our current new-to-us boat the forestay that was made for the furler was too short, i.e., we had to add a 2" D-shackle to get it to reach the stemhead.

We're upgrading to a Harken furler and had a new forestay made. Now we've discovered the double jaw toggle has a 1/16" larger hole than the pin it attaches to in the masthead.

Let's say we're in rough seas and the fore and aft stays have stretched a wee bit and the rigging is taking a pounding. My sense is the above gap will lead to premature wear on the masthead clevis pin.

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A machine shop could make a bushing real easily to fill that gap. should take about fifteen minutes on a lathe. Good luck.
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