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Sail & Rigging - Length of the forestay
21 November 2013 - 13:24
Join Date: 16 February 2007
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Length of the forestay
Question to Lars,

Could you please help with the exact figure of the length of my forestay. I do not seem to find it anywhere in the documents in my possession. This because I am about to order a new furler. Furthermore, the say itself should be of 12mm should it not?

Many thanks for a fast answer

Philippe (47/050 Farouche)

22 November 2013 - 16:21
Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1547

Dear Philippe
The length of a wire stay is 19.38 m pin to pin, and this length is without toggles. If you have a rod stay the toggles are usually integrated, then the length is slightly more.
Originally the stay was 10 mm, but if you have a hydraulic backstay tensioner it is appropriate to use 12 mm wire.
Kind regards

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