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10-20-2008 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by va3wmh View Post
Thank you all.....
You're welcome.

I'd suggest you watch costs carefully here.. if it's a close call I'd move up to a more conventional setup, that you'll likely be happier with in the long haul. A whack like that would have likely damaged only a 3 or 4 foot section of a newer metal foil - easily replaced.

You'd also be pleased with the improvement in raising that second sail with its own aft groove....

But whatever it takes to get that rig back up!!
10-20-2008 07:27 PM
Forestay Identified !!!

Thank you all.

Yes, the forestay has been identified it is a Stearns Twinstay One. I contacted Rig-Rite and asked them to look at the pictures and they have confirmed its' true identity. Ron thank you for all your help. Hopefully by spring we'll be able to put the mast up.

Cheers and Thank you all.
10-19-2008 11:59 AM
artbyjody Here's the pics:

10-19-2008 10:27 AM
Faster Those pictures (and logo) are identical to the one I had in mind that I've seen before... as you say, no internal wire forestay.

Here's a link -

EDIT: the link isn't pasting in clean - but that's the correct URL - I think the product highlighting on "Furling" is messing things up.

I think it's a Stearns Twin-Stay ONE, probably the first twin groove foil produced. Check the link, there's a cross sectional drawing and description a little ways down the page. The site says that parts are still available.

However with its forward facing groove that's a difficult foil to use compared to newer versions. I'd replace your forestay with wire and get a Tuff Luff or similar foil to install over it. This would be a far more conventional setup today.

Shipping such a long piece (unlike new foils which either roll up or come in sections) would add significantly to the cost.

Good Luck.
10-19-2008 10:07 AM
More photos

Thank you for staying with this thread. I've put three more photo's on a web server and the server and directory is "" One photo labeled "FootA.jpg" is a picture of the foot of the forestay. It is not furling to the best of my knowledge. The other two photos are of the sail guide. One is called "guideA.jpg" and the other is called guidelogoA.jpg which shows a logo. The top of the forestay looks very much like the foot. There are no other labels or identifying part numbers anywhere on the forestay that I can find. To view the photos just combine the server/directory and the photo name together in the address bar of you browser. These are smaller photos. I hope they can help identify a suitable replacement.

10-18-2008 02:03 PM
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Wow - big picture!

Steve - do you know if Hyde made a non furling -, ie straight foil - "streamstay"? This is what I recall seeing on a friends boat.. no forestay inside it.

You're right, really big picture.

I don't recall every seeing a Streamstay that wasn't designed to be a furler.
There is no reason that someone couldn't have removed the drum and swivel and used it as a simple headstay foil though.
Hyde did make a more traditional furler that was installed over a wire but they didn't really sell too many of them.
Most of them are of the solid variety.
10-18-2008 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by knothead View Post
You're right SD. A picture of either end will solve the mystery. However, I am 90% sure it's a Hyde Stream Stay.
Wow - big picture!

Steve - do you know if Hyde made a non furling -, ie straight foil - "streamstay"? This is what I recall seeing on a friends boat.. no forestay inside it.
10-18-2008 11:22 AM
knothead You're right SD. A picture of either end will solve the mystery. However, I am 90% sure it's a Hyde Stream Stay.
10-18-2008 11:15 AM
sailingdog Knothead-

Here's the photo. Hard to see anything, since the end of the foil isn't visible...just the bent center section.


Post a photo with the end of the foil in it... that is the most important aspect of we can figure out if it is a furler foil over a wire forestay or not.

EDIT: Pix too large
10-18-2008 11:00 AM
Originally Posted by va3wmh View Post

My apologies for any frustration I've caused and for my in ability to adequately name or describe the type of forestay that has been damaged. I tried to send you a private e-mail but apparently I can not. I can only send the to staff, whoever they are. Also to post image or URL I must have a post count of 10 so again no luck So here is the URL without the normal formating "" is the URL of the best image I have. You can clearly see the forestay has been bent where it is tied to the mast. It is solid metal there is no wire core etc.

Thank you your time. Cheers;

I can't seem to make that work. Maybe SD would be so kind as to figure out how to get the photo and then post it here.
How bout it Dog?

You don't need to apologize. It's just that without a picture it is very difficult, if not impossible to give you good info.
BTW, just go to the off topic forum and make a bunch of silly posts in any one of the many silly threads there. Just not the "Rays are for Real" thread. Nothing silly about that one.
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