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    Posted: 23 Jan 2017 at 7:18pm
Where do other boats fix the ends of their Jackstays? and what do they use to join them to the anchor points? I prefer nylon webbing to wire what do others think?

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Webbing attached with s-steel shackles.  Mine run from the u-bolt just aft of the anchor locker to the base of the most aft station on each side.

Some people tie them on with think line but I think the shackles look nicer although you do need to get the jackstays exactly the right length.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2017 at 10:33pm
Do you think the Spinny Sheet U Bolts would be OK for the Stern End?
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I would guess the snatch loads of someone going overboard are no more than a suddenly filling kite?
I have permanent ss stays on the coach roof, supplemented by 35mm webbing along the side decks which is fitted when going offshore / conditions dictate. These run from the loops over the forward cleats to the spinnaker u bolts where they are attached with screw lock offset D carabiners. Then length is just short, so you need to use a purchase between the carabiner and the pulpit to get them fitted. Once fitted they remain taut. 
I don't leave the stays fitted as the UV degradation is unpredictable - how do you know when they are life expired? Certainly don't want to find out if you need them in anger. 
Added to which anything lying on the deck just becomes a dirt trap.
 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2017 at 10:03pm
All good points Paul. Thanks
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