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Old 04-08-2012, 12:29   #1
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Forestay sag

I'm sure this must have been covered before, so apologies, but how does one ascertain acceptable forestay sag with a roller furler. The backstay already feels like it's about as tight as it can stand. Of course the more sag, the more difficult it is to get that first wrap when reefing.
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Re: Forestay sag

On 44-47 foot boats it was not uncommon to see maybe up to a foot max in a good blow. I spent a lot of money on one boat with a huge hydraulic backstay adjuster etc.... but with roller furling etc, nothing changed much.... I think I was actually bending the heavy built boat!
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Re: Forestay sag

See ➥ Roller Furler Tensions
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