Our Farr 30 Foreguy has the bitter end whipped and the other end has a small eye splice. We make our foreguys so that they can be either used mid fore deck for "end for end" gybing or from the stem head when flying an A-symmetrical spinnaker. Simply detach the deck block from the mid foredeck eye strap and attach it to the stem head fitting. This way you only need one forestay line/blocks.
The line used for this foreguy configuration is a high performance, Alpha Ropes SSR line. Alpha Ropes SSR single braid line is extremely versatile. This light, strong, abrasion-resistant and durable rope is popular among Olympic sailors and performance cruisers alike. SSR will not absorb water. It's soft feel and no kink properties make SSR an all-around great sheet line. If you loved Maffioli's Swiftcord and are looking for a replacement, SSR is nearly identical.
- Diameter: 1/4 in (6mm)
- Line: Alpha Ropes SSR - High Performance, Dyneema SK-75/Cordura single braid; minimal stretch; low water absorption; durable.