We offer the components for the J24 Backstay in 5/32 in 1x19 wire. The upper portion (sold separately) of the backstay has a Johnson Aircraft Eye on the mast end and a Johnson Fork End on the lower end. These lower legs have a Johnson Open Body Turnbuckle on the lower end and forks on the other. The diamond plate is used to connect the upper backstay with the two lower legs.
To produce a backstay, we would ask you to provide us the length of your existing rigging at normal sailing setting (medium air) from bearing surface of the T-ball to the bearing surface of the toggle plate at the bottom of the turnbuckle.
This can be done in two ways:
- You can ship us your existing backstay for our rigging department to duplicate.
- You can measure your own rigging and we will work from the measurements that you provide us.
Please visit our page on How To Measure Standing Rigging before placing your order.
Note: If your T-ball backing plate is mounted to your mast with two rivets above the hole, you have the older style (smaller) t-balls/plates and our stock rigging will not fit. Please contact us at 1(800)729-9767 to speak with our Customer Service Crew; they'll be happy to set you up.