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help replacing forestay chainplate/anchor roller...

I have a catalina 27 with a headsail furler. I want to replace an anchor roller that has been all bent out of shape by a previous owner. I have found the exact replacement online but I am worried about the installation.

If I remove the forestay from the chain plate, can I reattach it with ease or is it under too much tension?

Is this a one man job?
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you will need to loosen the back stay as much as the adjuster will allow,you may also need to tie off using a haliyard to the bow area,yes one man job

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Will my mast fall over?!?!?!
I don't have a jib halyard. Do you think the main halyard would work to put enough tension even though it would be twisted half way around the mast to reach the bow and not pulling directly ahead?
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The main halyard will work too. After you loosen the back stay. Cleat or tie the sail shackle to the mast and tie tail end forward with a truckers hitch so it will be tight. The head stay should be real loose then. Good luck!
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If there is a sail on the furler there is a halyard holding it up.
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If there is a sail on the furler there is a halyard holding it up.
good point!
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