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an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit

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But as for us, who mean to ply the Egyptian sea, may we be guided by the Thracian crane that flies beside our forestays and is a welcome sign to pilots, as it looks down upon the great waves while gliding safely through the fields of air.
WE'D had very strong winds and been making good progress, but just as the boat was luffing up there was a horrendous bang - one of the forestays snapped.
Holmatro hydraulic cylinders are suitable for any tensioning application on board, from tensioning backstays and forestays to outhauls, travellers and mast rotation.