not hiding anything
. The old halyard is in place and the boat is at the dock, not far from the rigger guy, who is no doubt very experienced.
If you are saying that replacing a main halyard, without going aloft, requires three hours of highly skilled $100/hr labor and $200 worth of materials then I'm fine with it. I'm going to it in any case because I've bothered the person enough to feel obligated to order at least some service.