Backstay or backstay top wire (for split backstay), trim-2-fit, for the Catalina 25 standard or tall rig.
We start with corrosion resistant type 316 stainless steel wire. Roll swaged fittings are used both top and bottom. A new open design turnbuckle body can be securely pinned to prevent the turnbuckle from unscrewing.
We roll swage an eye onto the upper end of the wire. The turnbuckle body screws directly onto a threaded stud eliminating the top turnbuckle toggle. There are fewer parts that can fail and fewer parts to snag sails and sheets
. We replace your old turnbuckle toggle with a forged T-bolt design which cannot accidentally unscrew from the bottom slug like earlier designs. Turnbuckle clevis pins and new cotter pins are provided.
1) Since most sailors have added a fully functioning topping lift or a Boomkicker (allowing them to douse their mains without being head to wind), this backstay no longer includes a pigtail option. You may also want to consider a boom topping lift or a Boomkicker instead of using a pigtail for added safety and performance.
2) This stay rigging is are made to order just for you. When you order it we cut the wire from a long reel and swage on the fitting. We can't splice it back onto the reel or remove the fitting we swaged on for you. Once you order it your order cannot be canceled, modified, returned, or exchanged, so please choose carefully!