SailNet Community - View Single Post - halyards rope vs wire
View Single Post
Old 07-05-2011
Cruiser2B's Avatar
Cruiser2B Cruiser2B is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 522
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Cruiser2B is on a distinguished road
I recently switched from wire/rope main and jib halyards to all 3/8 sta-set on my alberg 30. It had 5/32 wire on it. I did inspect the sheave at the top and after 40 yrs. no groove. I will be honest and say i have no idea if it was original or not but was exactly the type and material everyone said it would be. I have noticed that i have been have less stretch than before because the rope is in much better shape than the rope/wire halyard. good luck.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook