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Old 04-21-2010
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Depending on the size of your boat generally a 3/8 rope halyard will work. However you may need to change the sheaves on the top of the mast. Not generally a big job. You could also use a rope/wire halyard. Not my preferrence but they work fine and don't cause a problem with the sheaves. If the winch is on the mast it does not need to be self tailing but you will need a cleat to tie it off.
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