Originally Posted by MattsCraft
Forestay: The forestay is a wire that runs from the top of the mast (or near the top of the mast) to the bow of the boat. The forestay supports the mast from falling backwards and is also used in shaping the bend in the mast for maximum efficiency. The luff (front) of the foresails (jib, genoa) are also generally attached to the forestay depending on the rigging system.
ohhhhhh...... so now i know why when i say baby lets cut the forestay and go straight to the bed she just looks at me weird...