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The Furlex20s datasheet indicates 500kg max working load. While it doesnt quote it, breaking loads are typically somewhere around 50% higher for most equipment.

The Harken 434 is rated at 227kg and the high load 435 is rated at 431kg so I would suggested the published Fulex working load figures are somewhat generous to say the least ! To my mind ‘working’ implies you can still turn it !

While checking the Harken site they are now offering a hoistable swivel system which suggest its possible to tension the luff separately from the forestay – perhaps this is the answer to our prayers !

… er hum except its ludicrously expensive:
harken 464 hoistable swivel £190.59 purple marine
harken 479 4mm tack adaptor tang 108.18 purple marine