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IF you have a wire-to-rope halyard currently and want to replace it with an all rope halyard, you really need to check the masthead sheave, to make sure it is designed to handle rope as well as the masthead exit slot to see if the wire rope has damaged the slot and made it a possible rope chafing hazard. A wire sheave usually has a V-shaped groove, where a rope sheave will have a U-shaped groove.
The new high-tech lines are actually better than wire-to-rope halyards. The dyneema or spectra core lines are stronger than wire with about the same stretch and with less weight aloft.
In the future, you should probably start your own thread, rather than hijacking one, like you did here. I'd also recommend that you read the post in my signature.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
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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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.