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I would love to hear about more C27's having recently purchased #2687
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Sailnet is a very broad ranging site. If you want to focus on Cat 27/270's try catalina27.org
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Main Sail Halyard

I have a 1976 Catalina 27. I took her out yesterday on the SF Bay and had a nice sail. Upon returning when lowering the main sail I could not get the main halyard down all the way. It is about 6" to short now. I.E. I would typically clip it to a D-ring on the mast for storage and now it will not reach. In addition if I try to jockey with the line i.e. raise and lower the main to free what ever is stuck it is binding, does not raise or lower freely. Feels like there is binding in the line.

Having never been to the top of the mast I am not sure what the mechanism up top looks like or what the issue could be. I might guess there is a "pulley" up top that the line has jumped out of, but I am not sure.

A few questions.

1. What might my issue reasonably be?

2. What is the best way to inspect and fix this on my own?

3. Is there such a thing as a self hoisting bosun's chair?

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On my C27, there are 2 sheaves (pulleys) at the top of the mast: one for the main, one for the jib). One of them disintegrated when I went up the stick to change the anchor light bulb. This might have happened, or your halyard might have jumped the sheave.

Only way you can be sure is to go up and check. And I wouldn't want to do it alone.

There are lots of ways to get up (chairs, webbing ladders, etc.) - and none of them are easy. I had a buddy hoist me up in my climbing harness - which gets real uncomfortable after about 20 minutes.

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^^^^ That was what I suspected... thanks for a second opinion.
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How about a Mast Tower

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2. What is the best way to inspect and fix this on my own?
Does you Marina have a mast tower? The last marina I was in had a mast tower that I used to work on my lights without having to use the bosum chair. It was a lot easier and I didn't have to get anyone to help. I didn't have to remove the mast as the tower had steps that went to the top of the tower and a platform to stand on while I worked. Good Luck.

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I would love to hear about more C27's having recently purchased #2687
Mine is #2684. We must be related.
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Does you Marina have a mast tower? The last marina I was in had a mast tower that I used to work on my lights without having to use the bosum chair. It was a lot easier and I didn't have to get anyone to help. I didn't have to remove the mast as the tower had steps that went to the top of the tower and a platform to stand on while I worked. Good Luck.

That is some handy advise, I have never considered that... I will look into that option. If not this Marina maybe another.
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Any marinas in Washington State have a mast tower?
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