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I have always greatly disliked the fore stay bridle thing. Where we kept them we use greatly oversized U bolts ( 12mm T 38, 10 mm T30 ) and big ugly backing plates . i do not like drilling holes through the hull in that place and all the load that is put on the U bolts and thus those holes
For our " Hitia " 26 I made a front beam out of 4 inch dia alu with a substantial gull striker. Fore stay is lashed to that beam and it works like a charm . Improves windward ability too . This beam is lashed to the hulls , like all the other beams .
For our new T 30 we did the same thing but this time with a mast section coming off a wrecked 39 ft trimaran and this time with a more modest gull striker . Like wise, the forestay is connected to the beam by a lashing .
Siam Sailing, Phuket