Forestay for the Catalina 25 tall rig for hull 5802 and earlier.
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 a stud onto the lower end of the wire. The turnbuckle body screws directly onto the 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.
By including a masthead rigging toggle, we prevent you from having to replace the forestay again in the near future. We build our forestays assuming you either have a furler or may have one soon. The toggle acts as a universal joint to prevent wire failure due to fatigue from bending each time you tack
. Wire length is modified accordingly to accommodate the toggle.