Another Halyard Replacement Question - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-28-2007 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 526
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Another Halyard Replacement Question

I know what I need to do to replace internal halyards. Now I'd like to get your opinion as to how to do it. Specifically, does it make any difference which direction one pulls the halyard? Is it better to pull it up through the mast or down through the mast? Thanks.
SailinJay is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-28-2007
Senior Moment
 
SailorMitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Assumimg there's already shackles on both the old and the new halyards, you'll find you have to pull the old one out through the front of the mast (if a jib halyard -- the main halyard exits at the back of the mast of course) with a messenger line secured to the bitter (ass) end. use duct tape to attach the messenger to the old halyard. I use a piece of tape 9-12 inches long, butt the two ends together on the sticky side of the tape and then roll in up tightly like a cigar. Tug hard to make sure it's secure.

To install the new halyard, attach the ass end to the messenger line at the front of the mast and then pull it (backwards) into place. The shackle will end up on the proper side of the mast and you're ready to go. There also are a ton of threads on this topic.

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.
SailorMitch is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 06-28-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
x2. Did just that to replace my main halyard last week. Went with Sta Set X.
winddancer88 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 06-28-2007
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,609
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Just in case... you may want to sew the two ends together (sailmaker's needle & palm w/waxed thread) AS WELL as tape them. It would be a shame to have the tape jam in the exit box and strip off just when you thought you'd gotten it through.
paulk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 06-28-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
You can also use a lighter messenger line to do this... or you can cut out a section of the core on the old halyard, and then put the outer braid over the new line and whip and cross-stitch it to the new line.... then pull the new line through.

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.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Main Halyard Replacement firehoser75 Gear & Maintenance 10 07-19-2008 05:24 PM
Rigging repair at-sea Lin & Larry Pardey Gear and Maintenance Articles 1 02-16-2008 12:28 PM
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
Rereaving the Main Halyard Dan Dickison Racing Articles 0 02-11-2002 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome