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Wire to rope Halyard Splice

I was asked recently if I would help a friend of mine go aloft to replace the steaming light on his Pearson 30, He has no bosun chair and has never done this before. I brought my bosun chair and inspected the halyard and found that it was too short to use above the wire to rope splice and told him that I would not hoist him unless we could use an un-spliced section, I explained the safety issue and told him no eyes, swages, or splices. We tried to run the 3/8" line back thru the mast head and it would not pass either because of the stiffness of the splice or clearance for the larger line diameter. I thought I would ask if anyone knows if the sheeves on this model Pearson are too narrow for the 3/8" braid "tail"? I will still have to nicropress the headboard shackle in the wire section if a wire halyard has to be used. I,m sure he is going to be shocked at how much extra braid he needs to allow use of the section for going aloft...
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