Re: Mind Your Hi-Tech Splices!!!
So you feel good about sending someone up the rig on a 12 year old halyard? Skied or not, it's 12 years old and high dynamic loads take their toll.
If you have a 42 footer, I wouldn't complain about the cost of halyards. 10 years is a good run, I'm just suggesting replacement.
Good point; I have been expressly forbidden to climb my masts as the halyards are shot and the condition of the masthead blocks is unknown. I was going to install new halyards prior to any aerial activities but just got the look.
The admiral has informed me that we will be pulling the masts as part of the refurb process.
I do like the idea of using a messenger line and storing the halyard in the mast but it won't work in my application since my halyards and blocks are external.
Experience teaches us things we would rather not know.
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S/V Shakti '81 Offshore Cat Ketch 33'
Last edited by katsailor; 05-09-2013 at 04:44 PM.