Notice how the tension members on the A frames are treated. These two wire systems each have have roughly double the forestay load on each of them. Stainless does not like to be cold-worked. A thick continuous wire making a sharp turn is a classic failure mode. It is less costly. I am a bitch about details like this. Mine cost more to do, but are more reliable. This is a mission critical part of the catamaran.
Now the cheaper way. And look how planning for the furler down low helps. Get it done right.
2 thoughts on “Another Detail Compared”
Wouldn’t a diamond spreader (the way a mast is secured) made with bars be lighter and stiffer?
more prone to damage then. wire can bounce.