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Old 31-01-2016, 17:01   #1
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Harken manual BACKSTAY adjuster or FORESTAY release

This is a NOS Harken manual backstay adjuster. I was going to use it as an inner forestay release. I will include the quick pin. It takes 7/16 inch clevis pin. Adjusts from 16 1/4" to 21 1/2" or so. Beautiful chrome bronze, works easily. $250 shipped in US.
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Hi John - I have only used a split backstay with a block and tackle and a hydraulic backstay on several J boats. Can you tell me if this can be adjusted while underway without releasing the entire backstay itself? Does it work like a turnbuckle - internal thread adjustment for length?

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Damn conscience.

I talked the previous poster out of buying this for an incorrect purpose. It's still available.
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Re: Harken manual BACKSTAY adjuster or FORESTAY release

What was the wire this came off of? I have a inner stay on my cutter that I lost the wire tension binder and can't find..

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Re: Harken manual BACKSTAY adjuster or FORESTAY release

7/16" clevis pin typically is used with 7/32 or 1/4" wire. Think 30 footer ballpark for backstay, maybe a bit bigger boat for inner forestay.

I also have this bigger one with 5/8" thread for 5/16 thru 7/16 wire. Would need a different Norseman/StaLok for other than 7/16 wire. Probably better for a 47 footer

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7/16" clevis pin typically is used with 7/32 or 1/4" wire. Think 30 footer ballpark for backstay, maybe a bit bigger boat for inner forestay.

I also have this bigger one with 5/8" thread for 5/16 thru 7/16 wire. Would need a different Norseman/StaLok for other than 7/16 wire. Probably better for a 47 footer

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Oh got ya, yea a bit small for my inner stay. I lost that other one you are selling. But I was hoping to upgrade to something more adjustable like this.

Thanks, I'm not good with all the sizing and stuff.

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Not quite as easily, but the other one is adjustable by screwing in the Norseman fitting. It turns easily. A wingnut can be used to lock it after adjustment, correct fine thread available in SS thru McMaster for $10
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