replace halyard - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 03-01-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dogmandave is on a distinguished road
replace halyard

I need to replace the halyard for my mailsial. It is a wire and rope halyard. How can I replace it without climbing the mast? The old halyard is still in place.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-01-2007
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,855
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
Tie the new to the old...and pull.....till the new end is in your hand....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-01-2007
Idiens's Avatar
Larus Marinus
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Idiens is on a distinguished road
If you have swaged thingies fitted on the old halyard, they may need to be removed before the halyard will pass. (Time to check out your favourite method of cutting wire rope.) The new halyard will need the thingies swaged on after it has been fitted in the mast.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-01-2007
TrueBlue's Avatar
Seńor Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough
Instead of simply tieing (which could bind in the masthead sheave), it's best to stitch the new line, end-to-end, to the old rope tailed halyard.
__________________
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-01-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
The problem you'll have is that the old halyard is a wire-to-rope spliced halyard...and you need to get a new halyard that is also wire-to-rope... otherwise the sheave at the masthead will be the wrong size. What you should probably do is tie a small messenger line to the wire section and pull that up the outside of the mast and down and out the bottom. Then attach the wire part of the new halyard to it and use the messenger line to pull the wire up the mast and out over the masthead sheave. If you don't it this way, you'll be trying to pull the rope through the masthead sheave, which is probably a very tight fit for it, as the wire is probably a much smaller diameter than the rope is.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-01-2007
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog
The problem you'll have is that the old halyard is a wire-to-rope spliced halyard...and you need to get a new halyard that is also wire-to-rope... otherwise the sheave at the masthead will be the wrong size. What you should probably do is tie a small messenger line to the wire section and pull that up the outside of the mast and down and out the bottom. Then attach the wire part of the new halyard to it and use the messenger line to pull the wire up the mast and out over the masthead sheave. If you don't it this way, you'll be trying to pull the rope through the masthead sheave, which is probably a very tight fit for it, as the wire is probably a much smaller diameter than the rope is.
Dog -- As for your premise in this post that the sheave may be too small for rope, that may not be the case. Depends on what size sheave the builder used up there to begin with of course. On my P-33-2 (1988) when I replaced the wire/rope halyards 3 years ago, the new 3/8 inch rope halyards fit just fine because the sheaves Pearson used were actually for a rope halyard. I didn't know this at the time because I just went ahead and pulled through the new halyard to see if it would fit. It did just fine. The following year I took the mast down and found that the sheaves were probably meant for all rope. (I replaced all the sheaves at that point with aluminum ones.)

As for pulling in the new halyard without having to remove any shackles that may be spliced on, secure a messenger line to the ass end of the current halyard and pull it through to remove the old halyard. Then secure the ass end of the new halyard to that same end of the messenger line and pull it through the other way. Voila -- no mess with splices. I secure the ends together with duct tape. Works fine and is a flexible joint to go over the sheave. But tug on it hard first to test it!
__________________
SailorMitch
Sailing winged keels since 1989.
1.20.09 Bush's last day the end of an error !! Hopefully we still have a constitution and economy left by then.


"Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength." The Dalai Lama


good planets are hard to find-- a song by steve forbert


I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.-- Patrick Henry.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-01-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Mitch-

It is a pretty common problem to have a narrower sheave at the masthead on a wire-to-rope halyard.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 03-01-2007
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 19,028
Thanks: 0
Thanked 61 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
I also use duct tape to attach my new to old. Has worked well for me. But as was said, test it well first.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-01-2007
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog
Mitch-

It is a pretty common problem to have a narrower sheave at the masthead on a wire-to-rope halyard.
Dawg -- I know it's common, but I was only trying to point out that it's not 100 percent of the time. It's easy enough to check out beforehand -- tape a 3/8 inch (pick your size) line to the current ass end of the halyard and haul it up to the top. If the line goes through OK, then maybe you own a 1988 Pearson with fat sheaves at the top????? If it sticks, then you better hope your tape job was good when you try to haul it back down.
__________________
SailorMitch
Sailing winged keels since 1989.
1.20.09 Bush's last day the end of an error !! Hopefully we still have a constitution and economy left by then.


"Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength." The Dalai Lama


good planets are hard to find-- a song by steve forbert


I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.-- Patrick Henry.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-01-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by SailorMitch
Dawg -- I know it's common, but I was only trying to point out that it's not 100 percent of the time. It's easy enough to check out beforehand -- tape a 3/8 inch (pick your size) line to the current ass end of the halyard and haul it up to the top. If the line goes through OK, then maybe you own a 1988 Pearson with fat sheaves at the top????? If it sticks, then you better hope your tape job was good when you try to haul it back down.
Yes, but if you've done a poor job of taping, and hauled too hard going up...you're likely to end up going up the stick.... and doing it my way avoids almost any risk of that. You can work smart or you can do a half-assed job of it and get screwed for it.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tale of the stuck halyard wlcoxe O'Day 0 08-23-2006 04:45 PM
Another lost halyard... pluscard Gear & Maintenance 13 06-26-2006 05:40 PM
halyard working load Randolph Bertin Learning to Sail 1 10-27-2003 11:12 PM
main halyard Sailmale Gear & Maintenance 5 06-20-2002 09:25 PM
Rereaving the Main Halyard Dan Dickison Racing Articles 0 02-11-2002 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012