SailNet Community - View Single Post - Changing the halyard from wire to rope
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 06-04-2009
I don't discuss my member
zz4gta's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 2,556
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Originally Posted by gimmellsdad View Post
I really don't want to have to take the masts down again to replace the sheaves either. So I'm hoping that I can find a suitable solution, one that will last at least a few years before I have to rethink.
Just go up the mast to change the sheaves. Bring a line with you so a buddy can send up the tools.

Check out amsteel in 3/16th. $0.70 / ft and a min. strength of 2300 kg (4500lbs). Easy to splice, UV resistant cover, but I would definitely put a cover over the working/winch/clutch end. Slippery stuff otherwise.

Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"
zz4gta is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome