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post #3 of Old 05-21-2003
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How to retrieve a halyard from masthead???

Jeff has probably given you the best ideas but if neither are practical, try looking over the situation through your binoculars. Make a strong wire hook and attach it to the top section of 4 - 10 foot pieces of 1-inch PVC pipe and try running it up, tying it periodically to the headstay. It may require a few shots to adjust the hook properly but using your binoculars, you may be able to hook on to your halyard and haul it down.
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