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At the moment I have installed a Plastimo Yacht halyard diverter as the RWO one doesnt fit the Harken swivel, this is very well made and definitely not going to break but does ‘look’ a little on the heavy side however the additional mass should be of advantage to prevent any remaining halyard twist while furling.

Hopefully this system will mean the tensioner wont be needed at all but if not, Mike, you’re right the attachment to the forestay will be a bit awkward, I was thinking of a soft wire loop swaged onto the forestay. Its true too that the angle is far from perfect and might require a sizeable force, possibly this is beyond the capability of even a thick/multiple bungy without installing a cascade sheave or two to give it additional leverage, some experimentation might be required.