We recently purchased a Maramu with a Nirvana Genoa furler, we are currently replacing the forestay because it cannot be inspected.
We just pulled the old one out and it seems like Somme rubber like bushings/protective sleeve were installed for around 2 meters.
It looks like they were put together before the end fitting were installed as it doesn’t look like they can be removed.
We reinserted the forestay that Acmo built for us ( without sleeves)
Before putting everything back together we’d like to know if we should source some of those sleeves.