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Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
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Forestay / Staysail Tangs


Forestay/Staysail Stay Tangs
Forestay/Staysail Stay Tangs are normally mounted on the forward centerline of the Mast. Some are suitable for Forestay attachment on Fractional Rigs, all are suitable for use with appropriately sized secondary Forestays or Staysail Stays. Some have a hole or slot for attachment of a Halyard Swivel Block while others are commonly used with an Exit Block to run a Halyard(s) internally.

Staysail Stays, and sometimes Forestays, are occasionally attached using special wire fittings with Stemball Backing Shell Tangs, T-Ball Backing Plate Tangs, or 'Rounded' T-Ball Backing Plate Tangs. Some Forestay/Staysail Stay Tangs are specific to a particular Mast Section and are listed under that Mast Section, See Spars.


See also, Forestay/Jib Boxes which incorporate a Stay attachment and Sheave(s) for internal Halyard(s) in a single assembly.
See also, Tangs Main Page.

Small Boat Forestay / Staysail Tangs
External Forestay / Staysail Tangs
Internal Forestay / Staysail Tangs
Weld-on Forestay / Staysail Tangs
 


Small Boat Forestay / Staysail Tangs
Externally-mounted Small Boat Forestay/Staysail Stay Tangs are commonly used for Forestay attachment on a wide variety of Fractionally rigged boats up to 20' (6.6M). They are normally attached to the Mast with SS Rivets.
 

Forestay/Shroud Tang for 3/16" Pin: K-353-2Y:
Lightweight SS Shroud Tang mounts with (2) 3/16" screws or rivets, for use with a Shroud up to 3/32" diameter using standard Aircraft Fork. Tang is 2 11/16" long x 7/16" wide x .056" with (2) 3/16" mounting holes and (1) 3/16" Pin Hole. Fastener holes are 7/8" apart. As used on Laser 2, and in a variety of lightweight Forestay and Shroud applications.

 

 

Forestay/Shroud Tang for 1/4" Pin: SP-201:
Lightweight SS Shroud Tang mounts with (4) 3/16" screws or rivets, for use with a Shroud up to 5/32" diameter using standard Aircraft Fork. Tang is 3 1/4" long x 3/4" wide x .056" with (4) 3/16" mounting holes and (1) 1/4" Pin Hole. Fastener holes are 3/8" apart. Features curved mounting surface for use in a wide variety of Forestay and Shroud applications. As used for Forestay Tang on Cape Dory Typhoon and other fractional rigs.

 

Forestay/Shroud Tang for 1/4" Pin: K-354-3:
Lightweight SS Shroud Tang mounts with (3) 3/16" screws or rivets, for use with a Shroud up to 1/8" diameter using standard Aircraft Fork. Tang is x 3" long x 3/4" wide x .056" with (3) 3/16" mounting holes and (1) 1/4" Pin Hole. Fastener holes are 7/16" apart. Features curved mounting surface for use in a wide variety of Forestay and Shroud applications.

 

K-354-3

Forestay/Shroud Tang for 1/4" Pin: K-354-4:
Lightweight SS Shroud Tang mounts with (4) 3/16" screws or rivets, for use with a Shroud up to 5/32" diameter using standard Aircraft Fork. Tang is 4" long x 3/4" wide x .056" with (4) 3/16" mounting holes and (1) 1/4" Pin Hole. Fastener holes are 7/16" apart. Features curved mounting surface for use in a wide variety of Forestay and Shroud applications.

 

K-354-4


External Forestay / Staysail Tangs
Externally-mounted Stainless Steel Forestay/Staysail Stay Tangs or Jib Hounds, are available for ease for installation and are suitable for use with appropriately sized secondary Forestays or Staysail Stays.
 

SS Forestay / Block Hound: K-40547:
Heavy-duty SS Forestay Hound wraps halfway around the mast and provides a 3/8" hole for attachment of Forestay, or Halyard Block. Nose projects 1 1/2" forward of mast and is 1/8" wide with a 3/8" ID SS ferrule suitable for attachment of stay or halyard block. Unit is formed from 1 1/2" wide strap and attaches to mast with (10) 3/16" (#10) fasteners and (1) 3/8" bolt. Shroud Tangs commonly hang off the same 3/8" bolt. Formed to fit the Kenyon 3049 and 3650 mast Sections, unit can be bent to fit Kenyon 3350, 3550, 3756, E-Section masts, and similar sections. As used on Pearson 23, and others. D40302

 

 

 

Staysail / Inner Forestay Attachment for 1/2" Pin: K-19060-8-5280:
Staysail / Inner Forestay Attachment for 5/8" Pin: K-19060-10-5280:
SS Staysail/Forestay Tang has 1/2" or 5/8" Pin hole for Forestay attachment and 3/8" x 3/4" slot for halyard block shackle. Heavy 1/4" nose is welded to plate formed to fit 5280 Mast Section. Base is 4 1/2" high x approximately 3 1/4" wide and attaches to mast with (8) 1/4" fasteners. Not recommended for use with primary Forestays. For Kenyon 5280 and similar sections.

 

 

Staysail / Inner Forestay Attachment for 1/2" Pin: K-19060-8:
Staysail / Inner Forestay Attachment for 5/8" Pin: K-19060-10:
SS Staysail/Forestay Tang has 1/2" or 5/8" Pin hole for Forestay attachment and 3/8" x 3/4" slot for halyard block shackle. Heavy 1/4" nose is welded to plate formed to fit 6092 Mast Section. Base is 4 1/2" high x approximately 3 1/2" wide and attaches to mast with (8) 1/4" fasteners. Not recommended for use with primary Forestays. For Kenyon 6092 and similar sections.

 

 

   

Internal Forestay / Staysail Tangs
Strong internally-mounted Stainless Steel Forestay/Staysail Stay Tangs are suitable for use with all appropriately sized Forestays, Staysail and Baby Stays.
 

Internal SS Forestay Hound for DN: K-11268:
Heavy welded SS Forestay Hound mounts internally in mast section to provide a secure Forestay Attachment point for high-load applications such as the DN Iceboat on Kenyon 2040 and similar Mast Sections. Forestay nose with 1/2" hole projects through a 2 1/4" x 3/16" slot in mast. Curved base plate is 5" long x 1" wide and is attached with (4) 1/4" (6mm) rivets. Tang must be installed from the inside of the Mast.

 

K-11268
Internal SS Forestay Tang w/ 7/16" Pin Hole: K-11657:
SS Forestay Tang has 7/16" Pin Hole for Forestay attachment. Tang is mounted internally, with 1/4" thick lug projecting through 1/4" x 3 1/2" slot in mast. Base is 6" high x approximately 2 1/4" wide and attaches to mast with (8) 1/4" fasteners. Tang must be installed from the inside of the Mast. For Kenyon 4060 and similar sections. As used on Soverel 33.

 

K-11657

Internal SS Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" Pin Hole: NGA-34-13:
Two-piece Internally-mounted SS Forestay Tang has 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole for Forestay attachment. Tang halves fit through the mounting slot, are bolted together, unit is then riveted to the Mast from the outside. Assembly is 75mm (3") high x 34mm (1 3/8") wide and fastens to Mast with (6) 5mm (3/16") rivets. Unit projects (maximum) 1 1/2" from Mast surface. Mounting requires a slot that is 75mm long x 5mm wide (3" x 1/4").  FM135-305

 

 
Internal SS Forestay Tang w/ 14mm Pin Hole: NGA-34-14:
Two-piece Internally-mounted SS Forestay Tang has 14mm Pin Hole for Forestay attachment, and 1/4" (7mm) lower hole for attachment of Halyard Block. Tang halves fit through the mounting slot, are bolted together, unit is then riveted to the Mast from the outside. Assembly is 100mm (4") high x 43mm (1 5/8") wide and fastens to Mast with (8) 6mm (3/16") rivets. Unit projects (maximum) 2 1/2" from Mast surface. Mounting requires a slot that is 100mm long x 6mm wide (4" x 1/4").

 

Internal SS Forestay Tang w/ 5/8" Pin Hole: NGA-34-16H:
Heavy Two-piece Internally-mounted SS Forestay Tang has 5/8" (16mm) Pin Hole for Forestay attachment, and 1/4" (7mm) lower hole for attachment of Halyard Block. Tang halves fit through the mounting slot, are bolted together, unit is then riveted to the Mast from the outside. Assembly is 100mm (4") high x 45mm (1 3/4") wide and fastens to Mast with (8) 6mm (1/4") rivets. Unit projects (maximum) 2 1/4" from Mast surface. Mounting requires a slot that is 100mm long x 10mm wide (4" x 7/16"). As used on Beneteau 41, 45, 49 and others. B2.5

 

 

Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole: NGA-35-13:
Internally-mounted SS Forestay Tang has 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole for Forestay attachment, and integral slot (10mm x 18mm) for attachment of Block for Spinnaker Halyard. Tang is designed to fit through the mounting slot and is then fastened from the outside. Investment Cast SS Tang is (maximum) 7 1/2" (190mm) long x 1" (25mm) wide and is tapped for (2) 6mm screws (included), Tang nose (at Pin hole) is 7/16" (11mm) thick. Mounting requires 'keyhole' cut-out that is (maximum) 4 3/4" (121mm) long x 1" (25mm) wide.

 

Forestay Tang w/ 5/8" (16mm) Pin Hole: NGA-35-16:
Internally-mounted SS Forestay Tang has 5/8" (16mm) Pin Hole for Forestay attachment, and integral slot (15mm x 30mm) for attachment of Block for Spinnaker Halyard. Tang is designed to fit through the mounting slot and is then fastened from the outside. Investment Cast SS Tang is (maximum) 9" (228mm) long x 1 3/16" (30mm) wide and is tapped for (2) 6mm screws (included), Tang nose (at Pin hole) is 9/16" (14mm) thick. Mounting requires 'keyhole' cut-out that is (maximum) 5 7/8" (149mm) long x 1 3/16" (30mm) wide.

 

Forestay Tang w/ 3/4" (20mm) Pin Hole: NGA-35-20:
Internally-mounted SS Forestay Tang has 3/4" (20mm) Pin Hole for Forestay attachment, and integral slot (15mm x 30mm) for attachment of Block for Spinnaker Halyard. Tang is designed to fit through the mounting slot and is then fastened from the outside. Investment Cast SS Tang is (maximum) 10 7/8" (276mm) long x 1 7/16" (36mm) wide and is tapped for (2) 8mm screws (included), Tang nose (at Pin hole) is 11/16" (17mm) thick. Mounting requires 'keyhole' cut-out that is (maximum) 7" (178mm) long x 1 7/16" (36mm) wide.

 


Forestay Attachment Ass'y - 10mm: FM1-31-10A:
Forestay Attachment Assembly with 10mm Rod Nose. Milled backing plate is attached inside the Mast with (2) 1/4" rivets, 10mm nose threads into backing plate and is fastened with (2) 5mm screws. Aluminum Backing plate is 7 1/4" long x 1 3/16" wide (185 x 30mm). Shown with NG1-30 Toggle (purchase separately), below. As used on J/80.

 

Forestay Attachment Ass'y - 12mm: FM1-31-12A:
Forestay Attachment Assembly with 12mm Rod Nose. Milled backing plate is attached inside the Mast with (2) 1/4" rivets, 12mm nose threads into backing plate and is fastened with (2) 6mm screws. SS Backing plate is 8 1/8" long x 1 3/16" wide (205 x 30mm). As used on some J/109 with 12mm Pin Toggle NG1-30-12T, below.

 

  NG1 Forestay Toggle w/ 8mm Pin: NG1-30-8T:
NG1 Forestay Toggle w/ 10mm Pin: NG1-30-10T:
NG1 Forestay Toggle w/ 12mm Pin: NG1-30-12T:
Stainless Steel Forestay Toggle w/ 12mm Pin. Used with a variety of FM1 and NG1 Forestay Attachments. Other Pin sizes (5/16" - 1/2") are available, please specify.

 


Forestay Nose Tang - Special: K-11999X:
SS Forestay Nose Tang has seat for Forestay attachment using Stemball. Tang is mounted internally, with lug projecting through slot in mast. Unit is 4 5/8" long x 1 1/8" wide, and is threaded for (2) 1/4-20 screws on 3 9/16" (92mm) centers. As used on Mumm 30. This item is no longer available and is shown here for identification only.

 


Weld-on Forestay / Staysail Tangs
Weld-on Forestay / Staysail Tangs are available for new production and retrofit applications. Tangs are cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish for ease of welding. Flush Mount Tangs are welded to the Mast surface, Slot Mount Tangs have an internal protrusion for extra secure welding into a slot in the Mast surface.
 

Weld-in Forestay Tangs - Flush Mount
 
Weld-on Forestay Tang w/ 3/8" Bushed Pin Hole, 3/8" thick: K-11632-1B6:
Weld-on Forestay Tang w/ 7/16" Bushed Pin Hole, 3/8" thick: K-11632-1B7:
Weld-on Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" Bushed Pin Hole, 3/8" thick: K-11632-1B8:
Aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay Tang for weld-on applications has SS Bushed Pin Hole for Forestay or Staysail stay attachment. Tang is (maximum) 4" (102mm) long x 2" wide x 3/8" thick with pressed SS Bushing. Designed for welding to mast surface, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish.

 

 

Weld-on Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" Pin Hole, 3/8" thick: K-11632-1:
Aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay Tang for weld-on applications has 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole for Forestay or Staysail stay attachment. Tang is (maximum) 4" (102mm) long x 2" wide x 3/8" thick. Designed for welding to mast surface, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish.

 

Weld-on Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" Pin Hole, 1/2" thick: K-11632:
Heavy aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay Tang for weld-on applications has 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole for Forestay or Staysail stay attachment. Tang is (maximum) 4" (102mm) long x 2" wide x 1/2" thick. Designed for welding to mast surface, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish.

 

Welded Forestay/Staysail Stay & Halyard Block Tang for 1/2" Pin: K-11505:
Welded Forestay/Staysail Stay & Halyard Block Tang for 5/8" Pin: K-11505-1:
Heavy aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay & Halyard Block Tang for weld-on applications. Double-nosed Tang has 1/2" or 5/8" hole for Forestay Toggle above a 1/2" x 7/8" slot for attachment of a halyard block shackle. Contoured Tang is 9" long x 1/2" thick, and projects (maximum) 2 7/8" forward of mast. Designed for welding to mast surface, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish. BF-536  

 


Weld-in Forestay Tangs - Slot Mount
 
Weld-in Forestay Tang w/ 5/16" Pin Hole, 1/4" thick: K-11632-S1:
Aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay Tang for weld-in applications has 5/16" (8mm) Pin Hole for Forestay or Staysail stay attachment. Tang is (maximum) 4 5/8" (117mm) long x 2 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick with internal protrusion for extra secure weld. Designed for welding into slot (3 1/4" x 1/4") in mast, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish. As used on Island Packet 320.

 

Weld-in Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" Pin Hole, 3/8" thick: K-11632-S3:
Aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay Tang for weld-in applications has 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole for Forestay or Staysail stay attachment. Tang is (maximum) 5 3/8" (137mm) long x 3 1/8" wide x 3/8" thick with internal protrusion for extra secure weld. Designed for welding into slot (4" x 3/8") in mast, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish. As used on Island Packet 350, 380.

 

Weld-in Forestay Tang w/ 1/2" Pin Hole, 1/2" thick: K-11632-S4:
Aluminum Forestay/Staysail Stay Tang for weld-in applications has 1/2" (13mm) Pin Hole for Forestay or Staysail stay attachment. Tang is (maximum) 4 1/2" (112mm) long x 2 7/8" wide x 1/2" thick with internal protrusion for extra secure weld. Designed for welding into slot (2 3/4" x 1/2") in mast, Tang is cut from 6061-T6 aluminum plate with mill finish. As used on Island Packet 420.


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