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I tried both previous methods combined, although I used masking tape - I admit - and I pulled the old halyard until I felt a little resistance at the sheeve, at which point I was compelled to yank carefully on the line. As expected it started running freely again, in fact, too freely and it picked up speed as it fell trough the mast quicker than I could collect. Then to complete the process I hiked up the mast with the new line (which I neglected to mention, also fell down) and I fed it through the sheeve until it was carefully balanced. Then I came down and fished the end out of the slot in the mast (it runs inside the mast).
This may seem more complicated but it would also work had I skipped the first part.
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