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Re: Main Halyard Replacement




Tab Shelton wrote:

> The Dacron Eye that connects to the stainless steel line on the main halyard
> finally gave up the ghost (after only 21 years).
>
> Here's my guess on the quickest, cheapest, and easiest replacement:
>
>         1. Run a 1/4" recovery line up the mast using the thimble end of the
> stainless steel line.
>         2. open up the swedge on the stainless steel line, attach the thimble
> to a new Dacron line, swedge the thimble.
>         3. Run the new halyard up the mast, Dacron side first.
>
> Any advice, suggestions, etc.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tab Shelton
> "Captain Kid"
> Gainesville, Ga.
>
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Your procedure sounds fine to me.
Only thing you forgot is the beer.

I also suggest you leave a light messenger line in the mast for future.
Make sure it's tensioned tight so it doesn't snag existing lines.

--
Best Regards

Bob Schimmel
(Always stay curious)



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