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    Question about Jib/autofurler vs forestay

    Update - We found a tension gauge instrument aboard the boat that had the desired tensions written on the back for the gauge of wire (1/8th) for the shrouds and stays. We replaced one of the turnbuckles (only the bottom part of it, in order to avoid having to replace the whole shroud), and the...
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    Question about Jib/autofurler vs forestay

    Thank you, boat. Great advice, once again! I will heed your advice when the time comes. About the mast and shrouds... This past weekend, we raised the mast. The back and forestays seem in fine condition. The shrouds also seem ok, no signs of the wire breaking. There are some bends in it from...
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    Question about Jib/autofurler vs forestay

    Thank you, boat! Solid advice, and great insights! I think that second pulley wire that runs beside the halyard wire might just be the topping lift. So when the sail is up, then we don't need anything to hold the boom up other than the sail? We inspected the sails, the material is in fine...
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    Rigging replacement fun

    Awesome, looks good! So colorful, like candy :D
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    Question about Jib/autofurler vs forestay

    Thank you, boat and JTulls, for your insightful answers! I went today and inspected the boat's mast and rigging. It turns out the wire that I thought was a forestay was actually some kind of wire that was meant to be on a pully that goes through thte top of the mast (maybe it's for raising the...
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    Question about Jib/autofurler vs forestay

    Hey! Please forgive my mistakes, I'm a new sailor and still learning. My friends and I recently came across an old 24ft sailboat, and it seems in fine condition. The mast, boom (and mainsheet), and jib/furler were all down and rolled up. We tried to raise the mast, but the forestay that...
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