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Re: Need To Hire A Local "Up The Mast" Person

It should be all rope judging from the pics. Only place wire would be used is the area in the mast, and the pics show rope at the head of the sail.

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Re: Need To Hire A Local "Up The Mast" Person

Here's a thought: if you really can't find anyone willing to go up the mast, Fairview Marina (around the corner from White Rocks in Wall Cove) has a cherry picker/boom lift. You could put the boat on their bulkhead and have someone check out the masthead from land.
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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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Re: Need To Hire A Local "Up The Mast" Person

I have someone from this very site coming over Saturday to check it out, I'm not sure if he wants to be identified but he can chime in if he does. He mentioned the splice could be wedged into the sheeve. I plan to be in this sport a long time it doesn't hurt to secure a rigger albiet so soon after buying this boat.

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Re: Need To Hire A Local "Up The Mast" Person

I've had Winston of Fiddlehead Boatworks go up my mast to install stuff and tune my rigging, and his prices are reasonable. I believe there's someone at Ferry Point marina that also makes house calls.

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