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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.
I'm not sure that turnbuckle is the right term here. Perhaps you mean a block, turning block or cleat? A picture or two might help.
When I replace a halyard I will use a sail repair sewing kit to sew the new halyard to the old one with a few stitches and then tape over the intersection. Once the new halyard is all the way through the joint can be undone and viola! your new halyard is in place without climbing the mast.
Hope this helps.
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