Re: To store halyards or leave on mast?
I remove most of mine for the 7 months of winter storage (in water). The Seward Harbor experiences lots of harsh wind thru the winter, not at all uncommon to have winds of hurricane force. I remove halyards just to keep the weather from beating them up.
If you use remove the halyards and use messenger lines be sure you route the messenger lines so as to minimize chafe over the winter. If you have internal halyards and the messengers part you'll have the wonderful task of re-routing lines through your mast. (Been there, done that)
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312
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