Hello Richard,
Well that worked perfectly. Lots of work but produced results. Thank you very much.

Bill Rahmig

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
Sent: 11/14/2008 3:46:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] FORESTAY BOLT

Hi, when trying to change the head stay or the bolt you need to do the following;
1- back off on the back stays at the Mizzen
2- back off on the back stay for the main mast that is in the cockpit
3- back off the aft lowers
4- back off the head stay itself

Now don't pick a day with winds when you do this as the mast becomes less then stable.
Use the balloner halyard to support the mast coming forward and pull it with the windlass using the rope wheel so you don't pull to hard.

that should do it.
best of luck
Richard on SM 209 in Corsica

--- On Fri, 11/14/08, btleonore <> wrote:

From: btleonore <>
Subject: [Amel] FORESTAY BOLT
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008, 4:33 PM
Hello, I am trying to replace the forestay 3/4" SS
bolt with a new
one and can not get the forestay loose enough to remove the
old bolt.
I have unwound the lower toggle about 2 inches and applied
a stretch
with my balloner halyard to pull main mast forward after
releasing the
mizzen backstays to no avail. I do not want to unwind the
toggle to
the point of detachment for fear of not being able to
reattach it.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Bill Rahmig on Leonore of Sark, SM72

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