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Old 05-21-2012
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Re: Wire to Rope Halyards

I think I could keep my sheaves after going with all rope. Thing that scares me about the wire is the potential of having it cut through my main shroud tang bolts. If that were to happen, I would loose the mast. Talked to a local rigger who recommends I check the mast bolts. The rigger has seen mast come down when the wire haylard cuts the bolt. Plan to take mast down and replacing the bolts.

I understand these mast through bolts should have a compression sleave (so to not compress the mast). Where would these compression sleeve be obtained? Never see them sold.
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