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toggles top and bottom is a must do on 99 percent of furler installations not only for letting the wire sag to leeward and give but to helpe prevent twisting and fatigue from furling in heavy winds etc..

2 toggles is always best but if your just using hank on a toggle on bottom is absolutely fine...

thats what I have...

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cool...yeah In general terms Im not a fan of roller furling but I understand its benefits but I also know there are many many many amateur and "pro" installations that are done badly inlcuding badly sized forestay or no toggles etc...

stays on furlers in general terms should be replaced twice as often as hank on stays...

so that translates to roughly every 5 years...

another issue I hate about most roller furlers is the inaccesability of the riggng under, most owner dont want to dissasemble the unit in order to check the condition of the swages or terminals etc...

Im also a fan of swaged stay up top and mechanical on bottom...a swaged up top wont suffer much crevice corrosion since water and stuff wont trickle into it, you save some money and you can get the exact forestay length for your boat with the use if any mechanical terminal you want

norseman, hayn, staylock etc...

anywhoo good luck
 
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those ball swages are infamous for breaking...they break right at the neck part of the swage where the ball starts...
 
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