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forestay

[′fȯr‚stā]
(naval architecture)
In sailing vessels, a stay extending from the foremast to the bow deck, bowsprit, or jibboom.
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Forestay - one of the wires which runs from the mast down to the front of the boat to hold the mast up.
Holmatro hydraulic cylinders are suitable for any tensioning application on board, from tensioning backstays and forestays to outhauls, travellers and mast rotation.