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Re: Went up the mast :-(
Did you get a picture of the masthead that you can share? We had a rigger go up our mast after we had some issues with one of the sheaves. When he got down, he reported the masthead could not be worked on w/o dropping the mast. I did so that off season only to find out the masthead was designed to be completely accessible while stepped. The rigger missed 2 - 9/16" nuts that held a cap on top of the mast step. Once these are backed off, the sheaves are readily serviceable.
No hard feelings as I didn't know either and wanted to inspect the rigging that off season anyway. I'm sure there are a lot of different designs out there, and nothing seems obvious when you're 50' in the air on a 1/2" line.
Point being, put some photo's up if you have them and maybe someone here has seen your setup before.