I recently upgraded my roller fuling jib to the new full battened unit.
And whilst I was at it I purchased the forestay kit.
To me a kit means I should expect it to have every thing I need to complete the assembly onto my boat.
It fell short in a couple of areas.
1. It was not complete. Two additional mico-blocks, and a spare cleat are required to complete the kit.
2. The rigid stainless extension was shorter than required by 2-3 inches. I only discovered this when I went to tension the shrouds and almost bent the spi pole. I've never seen so much pre-bend in my life! To fix this I added a long shackle at the base to give me the length.
Only by comparing my rig with a new 2008 did we discover that there are two different lengths!
3. There was not a single line included for the luff tension. Only 1/2 of the line needed for the jib halyard. I needed the other half, the luff tension line, and the line for the 2:1 to the cross bar.
It was like buying a new car, and finding out the tires are extra!
I understand "some assembly required", and "batteries not included".
But maybe a list of parts required to complete the package would have been nice.
Or better yet, a copy of the assembly instructions. And just circle the parts I still need. I wore a path in the lawn walking between the other 2008 to see how it went together.
Just my 2 cents...