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Re: recommendations for halyard attachment??
I'm in the same boat (heh) as the OP. If I were to switch to an all-rope halyard on my Cal 2-27, wouldn't I have to change the sheaves as well?
Maybe if the sheaves are for wire only. If they are for wire and rope they will have a groove for the wire as well as the normal curve for rope. Condition is an issue as well of course. After having wire running over them for several decades they may require replacement whether you are going to all rope or not.
If you want to get traditional wire/rope halyards properly spliced they are available. Splicing is the way to transition from rope to wire - spliced to a wire eye is a bit of a hack job really. Not real common unless the boat is quite large though. See this link:
Wilson Yates and Yates Custom Rigging
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Last edited by mitiempo; 03-06-2013 at 12:48 PM.