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Old 06-09-2015, 04:34   #1
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Adding additional forestay

Has anyone any experience adding an additional forestay for a hanked on storm job on an Alberg 30 or similar vessel? Wondering about stresses on foredeck.

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Re: Adding additional forestay

IMO, the additional stresses on the foredeck can be accounted for fairly easily by the addition of strong backs or additional framing in hull area immediately below the intended attachment point.

More problematical (IMO) is the additional stresses on the mast unless you are planing the top attachment on the mast head. Placing the new forestay any lower usually means fitting running backstays or other methods to maintain the mast "in column".

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Re: Adding additional forestay

What type of "additional forestay" are you considering. Is it a double headstay - two forestays side by side? Or an inner forestay attached several feet aft of the stemhead?
Assuming it is the later, then there is likely no support for the deck fitting and something will have to be added. Wotname pointed out the options for an inner forestay mast attachment - near the masthead requiring no running backstays (often referred to as a Solent Stay) - or attached well below the masthead, with the stay parallel to the forestay, usually requiring running backstays.
If you are considering this for an Alberg 30, i believe there is an active owners group for that boat. I've got to believe more than one Alberg 30 owner has done what you are considering. I recommend you contact them.

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Re: Adding additional forestay

I have a very similar boat and I believe your bulkhead is close to where you'd anchor your deck fitting. I would think that a solid piece of 2x4 oak immediately forward of the bulkhead, and/or bolted to it, that spans the beam there might do the trick. I have thought of doing the same thing but I am not so sure how much we will gain with our boats over just hanking on a storm jib on the headstay. I hope some folks who have done it will respond here. Were you thinking of going with a trysail as well?
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