Rolf,
This fitting was in addition to what is in the plans.
M12 shackle with 12mm dia ss rod.
It is not intended to take the full rig load although I think it strong enough. It will always have the forestay as per the plans holding the mast up. This will just have the cruising jib on the furler that can go up or down without taking the mast down. It will be vary handy negotiating all the twists and turns to get from the local waterway to the open sea. Being able to unfurl when the wind is in your favour and furl up when not. I'd even use it when sailing down to Pittwater for a race. It will help save the race sails for actual racing.

Last edited by phill; 10/29/15 05:30 PM.

I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!