Both forestay and roller furling

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I have roller furling and am thinking of adding a forestay ahead of it. I don't trust the furling swivels.
Anyone have this type rig on these small boats?
 
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I have a furler. I have never read about them failing. I like the furler acting as the stay because its easy to adjust shroud tension.
 
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I have a furler. I have never read about them failing. I like the furler acting as the stay because its easy to adjust shroud tension.
Do you have an adjuster on the furler? If so, can I see a pic of your setup? My shrouds are too loose, but too long to fit turnbuckles.
 
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Do you have an adjuster on the furler? If so, can I see a pic of your setup? My shrouds are too loose, but too long to fit turnbuckles.
I dont have a pic of my setup but here is what is in the original manual. Its the same way i have it setup. Just a simple purchase on the halyard above the cleat.
 

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I dont have a pic of my setup but here is what is in the original manual. Its the same way i have it setup. Just a simple purchase on the halyard above the cleat.

So your rope halyard becomes the forestay? Doesn't the rope stretch and make the forestay sag in strong winds?
 
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