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Will this setup work with the furler?

I have the mast down. The (Hood) roller furler halyard (yellow/blue) has always been tough to hoist. When I dropped the mast, I discovered the halyard was run to the other sheave (the unused sheave in the picture). The sheave where the line is now, was frozen (now repaired).

I'm guessing that the fair lead (?) I'm pointing to was installed with the furler, and that when the sheave froze, the PO simply ran the halyard to the other sheave. Due to the fair lead, this provided a indirect route, and (I assume) the resistance I felt when using the halyard. I'm planning to use the setup as shown.

Does this make sense? Will this fair lead work with the furler?
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Re: Will this setup work with the furler?


I believe that fair lead is called a 'halyard restrainer' and is designed to prevent halyard wrap when furling the headsail. It keeps the halyard away from the foil so it doesn't get wrapped up on the foil when furling.

I don't see any problems with your setup from sheave to furler.

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