The inner forestay actually used to be the main halyard
, but the shives at the top of the mast are jammed. The main halyard
is all line now, so I have the cable, I figure I can use it for this.
I am keeping it attached to the top of the mast, I think this way I can avoid additional stays. Not sure if the storm jib
will have the best shape, but I think that is more determined by where the sheets
attach to the deck (I have to figure something out here) I have some pelican clips, but i dont think they are large enough to get it tensioned enough. I am thinking a vang with 5:1 or so might work to give it enough tension, otherwise a turnbuckle.
The boat is not cutter rigged, it is a bristol 27. There just happens to be a mount point exactly halfway between the bow and mast that I think I can use. It goes through the deck, and also through a beam which reinforces the deck (beam is wood I believe) It should be strong, but I am not entirely sure if it is strong enough. There may be a way to attach it to the hull
with a cable below the deck, not sure about this either, any suggestions appreciated.