SailNet Community - View Single Post - Halyard Frayed
Thread: Halyard Frayed
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 05-30-2011
HBBurlington HBBurlington is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
HBBurlington is on a distinguished road
Question Halyard Frayed

Hi,

Well, we put out on our maiden voyage, and made it to our slip, despite taking on some water along the way because our stuffing box gland had not been adjusted for us...

Prior to leaving, when we were rigging, our halyard line snapped and has a fray point. There is no stress on the line, because if/when we use it, it will be below the turnbuckle. We've wrapped some tape around the line at both points where it snapped. The trick will be getting it through the holes in the turnbuckle.
Without climbing the mast, how hard is it to re run this sheet?
And how would we do it??
Can we use anything else on it to keep it reinforced, and if so, what?
We can change it when we destep, but that is not for another 5 months.
Being a Newb, I am reaching out to you guys..you've given me great advice so far!!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook