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

On the Cal 29 they are all external and don't touch or rub or cut anything

On the Cal 29 to make the external thing work the sheaves are GIANT with a price to match

On my J24 it started out life with wire/rope in 1981 and at some point as the sheaves needed no mod it went to all high tech rope

Other than the fishhooks on the wire its about the same on the J24 as the loads are low

There is a bunch of stuff on the market with jackets now that are stupid slippery and do NOT work so it can be a costly experiment if you do NOT play with a sample of the cordage your going to use

As the boats get bigger between the lenth of line and the high loads there is a much bigger payback
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Last edited by tommays; 05-21-2012 at 04:16 PM.
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