Does the Brewer 44 have a 5/16" headstay or 3/8?

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4 years 10 months ago #2150 by Matt Davis
Trying to order a new roller furler but am away from the boat and missing a key detail. I believe I measured the lower clevis pin to be 5/8" Would that be indicative of a 3/8" wire? Any input would be helpful, as I haven't been able to find an answer anywhere!

Thanks,

Matt

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4 years 10 months ago #2151 by Terry Temperly
Replied by Terry Temperly on topic Does the Brewer 44 have a 5/16" headstay or 3/8?
On my B 12.8 it shows as 5/16 on the rig survey I had done. The clevis pins shows as 5/8. Terry.

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4 years 9 months ago #2152 by Matt Davis
Replied by Matt Davis on topic Does the Brewer 44 have a 5/16" headstay or 3/8?
Thanks for the reply. I spoke with a guy who was part of Ft Meyers Yachts and he said they were always 3/8". However, our particular boat was completely re-rigged with in-mast furling, so who knows!?? I am heading down to boat in two weeks to measure everything.

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4 years 8 months ago #2194 by Terry Temperly
Replied by Terry Temperly on topic Does the Brewer 44 have a 5/16" headstay or 3/8?
1. Who was the guy you talked to? Tony, Gerry, Joe?
2. What was the size you measured?
Thanks for closing the loop and providing info for the next guy.

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4 years 8 months ago #2201 by Matt Davis
Replied by Matt Davis on topic Does the Brewer 44 have a 5/16" headstay or 3/8?
Hi Terry and All,

Here is what I came up with after going aloft- 5/16 wire and 53 feet from pin to pin. My rigging is different, as it is comprised of a stemball eye to double jaw toggle. NO Noreseman/Stay-Lock fittings.

We are cutter rigged which is most likely why we are not 3/8 on forestay, as we are afforded more strength with the inner forestay, also at 5/16.

I had spoken with Tony, who has owned two B44's and both of his had 3/8. This leads me to believe that there wasn't s standard or it varied if cutter rigged.

For what it's worth- I went with Alex at Bahama Rigging in Kemah, TX for my new forestay. He did a beautiful job and had very good prices. I went with a new Hood Sea Furl 5, as it has better bits and pieces than many of the competitors furlers out there. Hood/Pompanette gave me a VERY discounted price on my new furler, based on being a previous Hood customer (old furler was the Hood 3250)

I poured A LOT of time into my roller furler replacement research. I spoke with riggers and end users in 3 different countries. I will post in a few months, once we are back out on the water and spend some time with the new furler.

Feel free to contact if anyone has any more questions.

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