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post #7 of Old 08-03-2012
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Re: rope & wire halyards vs all rope halyards

My boat, a 33-Morgan O.I., had rope/wire combination halyards that were older than some forum members. They were horrible, had splinters of wire sticking out that would rip your hands to shreds. I replaced them with standard, 1/2-inch-braided rope halyards and did not have to replace the sheaves.The sheaves were nothing special and everything worked out just fine. So, before spending a chunk of change on new sheaves, you may want to inspect those that are already installed - you may be pleasantly surprised.

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