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You could always cut the forestay at the swage, and use a swageless fitting, like a Hi-Mod, Norseman or StaLok to re-terminate the cable and attach it to the turnbuckle.
However, I think you need to find out if anything on the boat has changed, resulting in the excess slack of the forestay. Also, you need to check what the mast rake for the boat should be and make sure that the forestay isn't too short, or the sailplan won't balance properly.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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