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Re: Main Halyard Replacement




Bob Schimmel wrote:

> 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.
>
> --
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>
> Bob Schimmel
> (Always stay curious)
>
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I forgot to mention, have a look at Tech Tip F03.


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Bob Schimmel
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