Hi. I am planning on moving from a hanked on jib to a roller furler. I am wondering what happens to my forestay. Does a new one get installed with a furler system?
It can be done with the mast in place but also with the mast down.Can I take the mast down to attach the new forestay?
That depends on how handy you areoh boy! what to do? pay the riggers or try to it myself....
Quick question, apologies for the hijack...Pictures from my installation
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No issues, but one useful thing to know..Quick question, apologies for the hijack...
Are you happy with your Selden sprit? I'm thinking of picking one up, and I think I have my installation pretty well sorted... But, any issues you might have had, or additional considerations I should know about?
Great feedback, thanks very much...No issues, but one useful thing to know..
Selden make many different versions of the "bow ring" and when I bought mine not all where listed in the catalogs. Luckily "my" rigger stocked most so we could test for best fit.
Plan before you buy, we used a spinn pole to check directions and angles.
On our boat the bowsprit diameter is more than for the spinn pole - take that into the equation.
We had to make an adapter plate to fit the ring.
Rest is just cutting the tube and fix end fittings.
The aft end is fixed using folding pad eyes - we have three
-Half extended - we use this with the Code 0
The load here is downwards on the deck and sideways so only small backing plate needed.
Also fitted a bobstay for the code 0 loads
In this pic you can see
-the code 0 on furler
-Adjustable tack 1:2, this also prevent the furler from rotating during operation.
Thanks, Ron... I've also thought about the possibility of configuring something similar, using a spectra lashing or some sort of strop...A friend got ahold of a Selden sprit but not the 'ring'.. he's using a saddle mounted on the bow fitting and a multi-wrap velcro strap (like a clew strap for a loose foot main) to hold it there. Seems to be working well.
If you buy the kit from a local rigger you might make a deal that includes some installation help and some DIY - worth a try.So, perhaps doing the entire assembly myself and paying riggers to do the actually install (ie. climbing mast; measuring and connecting new stay) may be a reasonable solution.
I am handy and not shy about doing the work myself. I am just nervous about getting the measurement and cut of old and new stay correct. Plus, I don't have a bosun's chair; have never climbed the mast; so my only option would be to use mast crane to take down and put up mast.