Forestay extension wearing into Bow Plate
I recently became the happy owner of FS 2363. I've been out of sailing for 16 years so I'm thrilled to be back. I've been busily reparing and upgrading to get her ready for my first sail with her. I noticed the forestay extension had a broken strand so I've ordered a new, oversized, replacement but I also noticed the hole in the bow plate has been damaged over the years by the wire sawing into it. Can someone help me understand how the bow plate is supposed to work with the forestay extension? Does it simply go thru the hole and rub on the plate or is there supposed to be some sort of chafe reducing wheel or gromment or something to keep them from wearing on each other?