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Halyard Slap

I sail an Endeavour 32 and I am looking for some ideas to help prevent halyard slap. All of the halyards are external to the mast. The cleats and winches are covered up by the sail cover. I've tried loosening everything up and using bungies, looping the halyards around the spreaders, and nothing sems to work real great. Right now the mast looks like a cat's craddle, and it takes a half an hour to set it up. Is there anything short of running my halyards inside the mast that will help quiet them?
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Re: Halyard Slap

We use bungies and for us, anyway, it works fine. Once the halyard is "bungied" - tighten it a bit.

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Re: Halyard Slap

Once you get below the spreaders can't you just wrap them around the mast a few times and tie them off...???
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Re: Halyard Slap

Are you sure it's the halyards that are slapping and not the wiring inside the mast? That's a little tougher problem to solve but possible the next time you un-step the mast.
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Re: Halyard Slap

Take the business ends (shackles) to the deck, preferably toe rail or deck padeye/handrail/stanchion base etc.. that will eliminate half the lines against the mast. If bungies don't work for you cut a pool noodle in half and put them around the mast under the tensioned halyards, maybe two of the within reach of deck level. The main halyard can be taken either to the deck or the end of the boom.
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Re: Halyard Slap

Here is what I do to some extent . Lets just start with the main halyard ,first take the aft end and (does that end have a shackle?) clip it to something so that the line does not touch the mast . Now take the forward end tie it (again away from the mast) to something and make it so the halyard is tight . I don't know how you have your head sail rigged , but you get the picture . Hope that helps .
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Here is what I do to some extent . Lets just start with the main halyard ,first take the aft end and (does that end have a shackle?) clip it to something so that the line does not touch the mast . Now take the forward end tie it (again away from the mast) to something and make it so the halyard is tight . I don't know how you have your head sail rigged , but you get the picture . Hope that helps .
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Re: Halyard Slap

On my Endeavor 32 my main Halyard has a tail about a foot from where it connects to the top of the sail that loops the cleat on the port side, so I just use the winch for the main to tighten so that never slaps regardless of how windy it gets.
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Re: Halyard Slap

I've got external halyards as well, I'll try to explain what I do.

I take the tail of both ends of the halyard to a cleat below the main sail cover and hook them around the end of the spreader. I don't have a pic but imagine the halyards angled away from the mast from the base, outside of the cover, up to the spreader boot, then angled back to the top of the mast.

I do this for both sides of both halyards.
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Re: Halyard Slap

I fasten the main wire halyard to it's downhaul around the covered sail with the working end tied off to itself thru the grab rails on cabin top.
Jib halyard is left clipped to the jib and around the forestay, secured to the deck via it's downhaul to the fwd cleat, THe free end is like-wise looped thru the port hand rails and tied off.
The only "slapping" I get is the unsecured cables/wires inside the mast :grr:
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