Re: Santana 525 Main Halyard issue
I agree with Alex W - the cross section of that mast is pretty small. Putting an adult of average weight that high aloft on a boat that size is risky. Drop the mast, switch to all rope and swap the sheave if you need to. Use the time to do a full inspection of the entire rig - be sure to disassemble and take a close look at the bolt / compression tube that ties the head stay and shrouds together.