Originally Posted by brokesailor
If I remove the inner forestay on deck and move it over to the chainplates the forestay will be slack. Is there a device that can be used to tighten the forestay by taking up the slack towards one of the shrouds?
I need to take some pictures.
I have a piece of hardware mounted to a mast pulpit. The hardware is a tube
of stainless steel bent into a halfcircle and with half the tube cut-away and a
tab with a mounting hole in it. The stay runs down from the mast into this
device and back along the cabin top. On the track that runs on top of the
cabin I have small car that provides an attachment point for a small block
and tackle which I attach to the pelican hook. It stows quite nicely in this
The hardware was commercially available from ABI but I believe they are
out of business. I originally saw this piece, rigged a bit differently on a
Morris at the Annapolis boat show about 15 years ago. The reference to it
in the ABI catalog called out Morris.
"Crazy Fish", Crealock 37 based in San Diego