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post #7 of Old 06-05-2013
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Re: Santana 525 Main Halyard issue

Using a strippable core dependent line (not all are strippable) is a good option, just expensive. You'd be looking at something like Warpspeed.

I'd do 5/32" Amsteel to 5/16" double braid. It'll be easier than 1/8" Amsteel to 5/16" double braid. 5/32" should still fit over the sheaves.

Since the mast step has a hinge (I just checked the user manual) this will be an easy mast to drop. I really do think that it's worth dropping it and checking over all mast mounted hardware on a new boat. You can do the whole thing (drop, inspect, replace halyard, raise) in a few hours.

You don't have a location, is this boat in Seattle?

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