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Old 11-07-2012   #13
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Re: Need To Hire A Local "Up The Mast" Person

Just put of the box thinking here.

I replaced my wire to rope halyards a few years ago with all rope halyards. The sheeves at the top were wide enough but actually had a groove for the wire which hung up the all rope new high test halyard. I wound up having to replace the sheeves.

Wonder if this might be the case.

Another possibility since you cant find a cam cleat is that since many jib halyards with furlers are left up the entire season or maybe even multiple seasons without lowering them the pressure of the line seating in the sheeve coupled with the salt air and moisture from rain have turned it hard. ( kind of like your jib sheet knots on the clew at the end of the season.

It is a good practice to raise and lower a jib halyard at least once a month during the season. Also to was the top swivel out with fresh water and check on the sail threads and shackle at the top.

lets me know what the results of this are.


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