eNewsletter Archive - October 2010

October Issue 2010

Not Under Down Under

A letter about TruPlug from the Dockmaster at d'Albora Marina, Sydney Harbour, Australia

"Our team here at d'Albora Marina noticed a bilge pump going on and off every 60 seconds. The boat was a V48 Princess. We jumped on board and pulled up the carpets to look throughout the bilges. The issue was in the forward bilge where the seacock had a slight crack. When we jiggled the seacock it snapped off, creating a big hole. It was all rather frantic at this point. However, we went to our on-site ship store (Sturrocks of Sydney) and purchased a TruPlug. We cut the TruPlug down creating a snug fit and used a stick to make sure it did not pop out. It safely stayed in place overnight until we could haul the boat the next morning for repairs.

This product is very good and my thoughts are that it should be mass advertised in Australia so you can get your product onto boats all over Australia.


Bon Voyage

Watch the Forespar website for onboard reporting from ASA Instructor Meghan [[see note below on spelling]] Cleary. She and her fiancé, Prescott, will be sailing from San Diego, through the Panama Canal, and up the East Coast. Forespar has helped sponsor the couple's trip with various equipment for their Westwind 35, Velella.

Meghan will detail her adventures and the use of their new Forespar equipment. The Forespar Facebook page will also have position and blog information so that everyone can follow their journey. Included in their equipment is a vertically stored whisker pole, MOB pole, Floating Strobe Water Light and TruPlug emergency plugs.

A Brat, a Beer and a Show

The U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis started off this year in great fashion with the annual beer and brat party at the Forespar house. Customers and dealers from around the country went through 218 brats and lots of beer. This year's party was co-hosted by ALPS, the wire rope manufacture. Brooks Jones from Sailing Services was instrumental in helping and rumor has it that Kevin Montague, from Northeast Rigging Systems, will be bringing better brat buns from Boston next year!

The show was very busy and the Forespar booth attracted a lot of traffic. In particular, there was high interest in both Leisure Furl and Marelon plumbing parts. Forespar dealers, Bacon Sails, Fawcett and APS also reported brisk retail sales.



Factory Numbers:
Ph: 949 858-8820 or
Fax: 949-858-0505

Dealer Orders:
(catalog products)
8:00am - 5:00pm
Pacific Standard Time:
(Order desk)

Marelon Plumbing Questions:
Randy Risvold,
Art Bandy,

Custom Spars &
Leisure Furl Sales:
Alan Massey,
Ph: 208-642-1312,
cell 909-534-5886

Leisure Furl Engineering
Peter Hobman,

Marketing, Sales & Promotions:
Bill Mosher,
Cell: 414-688-9979



Two New Products

Thru-hull Head Design
Sure to "Turn Heads"

Our new thru-hull with non-directional head offers easier installation. This modified 1-1/4" Scoop Thru-hull, #906060 MF 868, allows for a faster, easier installation because the thru-hull is no longer directionally specific. You can install the thru-hull and then place the scoop in any direction necessary. This feature will help reduce "assembly line errors!"

Made of the same lightweight Marelon engineered polymer as the original, these new thru-hulls offer zero corrosion or electrolysis deterioration and work with any 1-1/4" Marelon seacocks.

Available now at the same price as the original
To order, use #906060 and then specify "360 Style."

Coming Soon - Our redesigned ¾" version: #906059

NEW Selden Mast Car Adaptors

Forespar® now offers a simple solution for the compatibility issues between our pole end fittings and the Selden mast cars. This new FC Flange, #332004, can be quickly installed by simply removing the Selden flange and installing the new Forespar flange using all the same pins, spacers and keepers from the Selden car. This new adaptor flange replaces the Selden Mast Car flange, #534-800.

This new flange works well with Forespar's "XP", "TR", "EL", "UXP" or "UTR" style end fittings. It's constructed of stainless steel and uses a Marelon spacer so there is no metal-to-metal contact when aluminum ends are used. The flange also features a welded stainless steel metric tube to fit the Selden car hinge pins and can be use in vertical pole storage systems.

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