I just read over MarkJ's adventures crossing the Atlantic. A broken Forestay is not something to take lightly. My boat has rod rigging
and it was all replaced three or four years ago. Currently am getting the boat ready for an Atlantic crossing
and have been thinking about what and how much wire to bring in case a shroud
or stay goes bad. I have added problems because the rod rigging
has different fitting ends then wire but I am thinking of carrying two lengths of Galvanized wire that is as long as the longest pieces of standing rigging. Do you carry extra stays for ocean crossings? What material do you carry? What fittings do you carry?