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New stay being made

28 August 2008 | Tenerife, Canary Islands
End being put on new stay (wire). Hydraulic cylinder (to the left of the photo) pulls the end fitting through the circular dies which press fit it onto the wire. It results in a very strong end to the wire, but not something that can be changed, or done at sea (there are other types of fittings that allow you to put ends on with wrenches).

This stay (wire) is being made to replace the wire that one old roller furling unit was on. It is a good idea to replace the wires when the roller furlers are replaced, since you can't inspect the wires after you put a roller furler on them.
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at
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Created 29 April 2008