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post #1 of Old 11-16-2010 Thread Starter
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wire to rope on a Cal 30 mainsail?

went to raise the mainsail in the dark, didn't use any light at all, didn't hold m'hand correctly as I was raising it and the wire halyard got jammed -- took about 25 minutes to carefully 'unjam' it. One frayed wire, cut palm of hand several times as a result, and then I got to thinking, whey not rope?

1. just as easy to jam?
2. I like the idea of rope over wire anyways?

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