We were approached by a client with a Beneteau 50 who wanted an inner forestay system on his boat. The customer’s requirement was clear from the outset, the system needed to be removable so that there would not be a permanent obstruction on the foredeck.
THE ALLSPARS SOLUTION
Working closely with Karver we designed a furling system to suit the job and combined this with a Future Fibres torsion stay. We also worked alongside a local sailmakers Ullman Sails on the sails and in fitting deck gear for the sheets, tracks and cars with custom made backing plates from our Plymouth workshop under the deck. Finally we fitted a Karver Halyard Lock so that the whole system could easily be removed.
The end result was that the customer was delighted with our system and believes the job has “transformed” his boat to allow for easier sail handling especially when short-handed sailing in lots of wind.