Guy deck fitting

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Guy deck fitting

Postby prochase » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:00 pm

Can anyone provide a source for this deck fitting? I plan on rigging the boat with a spinnaker

Thank you,

Eric
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Re: Guy deck fitting

Postby tomodda » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:31 pm

It's from Ron and Stan, West Marine sells it:

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/ronstan--spinnaker-brace-hook--2500122

A suggestion, look at Phill Root's "Rigging a Winning Daysailer" page on the our parent daysailer.org site. Instead of using a guy hook on deck, Phill simply puts a pulley sheave (actually, a becket roller, small sheave) on the outboard side of his chainplates. I think it's a more elegant solution - the guy stays put when the pole is forward and pops out when it's back, then auto-releases when you jibe. As Phill writes: No more trips to leeward to release a forgotten line.

Alternatively, there is this:

https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ceiling-Hangers-Straps-Rigging/dp/B07HVNMLKX/

Stainless, just put a backing plate under it, and use a nut and bolt to fasten.

Anyway, all the best with the rigging project!

Tom
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Re: Guy deck fitting

Postby GreenLake » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:56 pm

This one here:
https://www.fisheriessupply.com/ronstan ... -hook-rf91

You may want an RF92 instead, without the through bolt. None of the catalogs list dimensions. Perhaps best to try to call before you order.
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Re: Guy deck fitting

Postby GreenLake » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Tom was faster. The key thing about the Ronstan fitting is that it has the little neoprene toggle to prevent the guy from leaving the brace hook without a positive tug.
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Re: Guy deck fitting

Postby tomodda » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:21 pm

>Tom was faster.

Not a race! :) And yes, I had a niggling memory that Ronstan builds this deck fitting without the long thru-bolt. RF-92 it is.

I saw one of these at Fisheries Supply in Seattle (great store!), but didn't handle it. So the neoprene toggle is just a "soft button" then? Doesn't really click the guy into place, it just helps hold it in position via friction?

Tom
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Re: Guy deck fitting

Postby GreenLake » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:26 pm

Haven't seen any of these up close and personal yet.
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Re: Guy deck fitting

Postby prochase » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:52 pm

Thanks guys,

This is a great forum!

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