Sheet/forestay attachment

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Sheet/forestay attachment. Stainless steel with a 3.3 mm dia hole for the sheet suitable for use with zed hook ref. 87Z. Use where high loads will occur such as sheet attachment point and forestay attachment point. The inside of the hole is mechanically de-burred before tumbling and smoothing to eliminate damage to the sheet as it passes through. Profile shape minimises chance of snagging a line.


For lower loads consider using the lighter and more economical 48-xxx equivalent. Another alternative to this item is SAILSetc product  ref. 108 which provides an adjustable forestay attachment.


Choose size to suit boom or mast spar.

Product code. 104

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Sheet/forestay attachment

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Sheet/forestay attachment. Stainless steel with a 3.3 mm dia hole for the sheet suitable for use with  zed hook ref. 87Z. Use where high loads will occur such as sheet attachment point and forestay attachment point.

The hole for the sheet is mechanically de-burred to ensure the sheet does not abrade or chafe. The item is then tumbled in abrasive medium to remove all external sharp edges and give a satin finish. The profile shape is designed to minimise the chance of snagging.

The part is designed to be a push fit onto the boom tube. If it is too slack, use pliers or a vice to gently squash the hole to an elliptical shape until the grip is good. If the grip is too tight use a small round file to remove some material from the inside of the part until it is a good fit. When you are sure the part is properly positioned on the rig and aligned symmetrically, use a spot of cyanoacrylate glue to lock in place.

The thumbnail sketch shows how this item is used.

Note that the use with a shackle and swivel for the forestay attachment on the mast is NOT permitted in the IOM class.

For lower loads consider using the lighter and more economical 48-xxx equivalent.

Where you need to make a neat attachment for the forestay to a boom consider using item 106-xxx instead. Alternatively use SAILSetc product  ref. 108 to provide an adjustable forestay attachment.

104-100, 104-110, 104-120, 104-127 & 104-140.

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