In attempting to replace the jib halyard this weekend, i hit a snag. i got it down about 3 feet and it stuck. im almost positive that the old line is sheared to the core and the sheath got crammed in the block and wont budge. so, ive got a plan. my buddy has a tree service, im going to use one of his climbing harnesses on the main (replaced yesterday) and go up the mast.
i plan to take the new line up, cut the old, run the new through the block then rig it once i get back down. any problem with this? also, is there any way to tell if i need a pigtail without rigging the new halyard and raising the sail? if the sail doesnt go all the way up is a pigtail neccessary?
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke