Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

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Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Signaleer » Sat May 12, 2018 1:25 pm

Anyone do this themselves?

If so how?

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Jimmyt » Sat May 12, 2018 4:48 pm

You need to get your hands on a swaging tool to do it. Each fitting size requires an appropriate jaw size or tool size. If you aren't pretty familiar with it, it would be better to take it somewhere and get it done. I might try rigging something up in my press to do a lifeline, but I wouldn't take a chance on a forestay. You've got to have several places around you that could do it - since you live over there in paradise!

West Marine is the closest place that can do it over here on my side of the bay. Most of the boat yards can probably do it too.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YI9BHYGDiB8

Basic process in video...

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by kurz » Sat May 12, 2018 5:03 pm

how about this fittings that you can srew on your cable?
Kind like this?
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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by sailboatmike » Sat May 12, 2018 5:54 pm

kurz wrote:how about this fittings that you can srew on your cable?
Kind like this?
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Noooo, most of those have a warning ou them about using them for rigging.

The normal price of a swage is between $5 and $10, per swage, the question you have to ask yourself is, "Is it worth risking $2000 in spars PLUS the potential injury or worse that could occur to yourself or family to save $10"

The answer in my book is a resounding NO, not being melodramatic here but the consequences FAR outweigh the costs

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Signaleer » Sat May 12, 2018 6:27 pm

Jimmyt wrote:You need to get your hands on a swaging tool to do it. Each fitting size requires an appropriate jaw size or tool size. If you aren't pretty familiar with it, it would be better to take it somewhere and get it done. I might try rigging something up in my press to do a lifeline, but I wouldn't take a chance on a forestay. You've got to have several places around you that could do it - since you live over there in paradise!

West Marine is the closest place that can do it over here on my side of the bay. Most of the boat yards can probably do it too.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YI9BHYGDiB8

Basic process in video...
JimmyT,

I have a swagging device, but I think this was only for Nico Crimps? I have never seen anyone use these? I thought these required barrel swaging devices - like the kerney.

Do you know of any place that does this?

Ed

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Signaleer » Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 pm

yeah, have since learned cannot be done without roll-press swaging device like Kearney - they are only a few K.

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I'll run to the rigger 30 or so miles away.

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Jimmyt » Sun May 13, 2018 12:04 am

You could try Fairhope Boat Co. They are on your side of the pond near fly creek marina if I remember correctly.

There may be some closer to you. I think Turner would be where I’d look on this side if I needed help.

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Sumner » Sun May 13, 2018 8:21 am

riggingonly.com made up ours. Good price and service,

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun May 13, 2018 11:23 am

BWY sells both the standard 1/8” and a heavier 5/32” forestay for the X, in case you weren’t aware. With roller swaged stud fitting for the turnbuckle inside the furler.

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Re: Forestay Turnbuckle - Swaging

Post by kurz » Sun May 13, 2018 2:38 pm

here they sell fitting you can do at home. They say it's save like the professional ones:
https://www.svb.de/de/blue-wave-gabelte ... ntage.html

Never dit so far, but the price is high...

Do not know if you can reuse them later with a new cable?

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