Unfortunately, wire halyard sheaves are often too narrow and the wrong shape to accept rope halyards. Wire halyard sheaves usually have a v-shaped groove rather than the u-shaped groove needed by rope halyards.
So if you want to replace the wire-to-rope with all rope, replacing the masthead sheaves is usually necessary.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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