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Schackle? At a stay? - no.

If one really wants to reuse some old wire then a toggle fork shall be used, and the bolt shall have the same diameter as the hole. Before extending the hole, think twice.
- a bolt with the same dia as the hole will distribute stress over at least the lower 180 degress of the hole, whereas a schakle will give a point stress (if now the pin is not of the same dia as the hole and so on, but that use to be difficult to find).

Agree that this looks like a smaller mast with lower stress. No reason to use wrong parts which may create problems.

BTW ... that wire. Doesn't look like a forestay.

/J
 
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