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post #18 of Old 03-27-2007
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue
While attempting to remove my Genoa from the Furlex during last season's decomissioning, it was discovered that the wire halyard had wrapped itself around the furling head. This necessitated going aloft - took a while to untangle the rat's nest.

We will install sails in a couple weeks and am hoping the kinked wire will not cause any problems.
TB - do you have (or do you have space for) a padeye just below the halyard sheave at the masthead, with the halyard running through it to the top swivel? This puts a slight out-of-line pull on the halyard and discourages halyard wrap.

This would be easier to implement with an all rope halyard as you are considering.
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