Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: rhode island
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ending going up the mast today. dv, you were right. the halyard was wedged between the sheave and housing. it appears as though when the rigger spliced the end of the halyard, it's now too big for the sheave/housing.
it was my first time up the mast. i got about 3/4 the way up and realized i never uncleated the genoa halyard. went the rest of the way up and couldn't get it to budge.
second time, got to the top but couldn't get the halyard free. realized i should have brought a screwdriver or something to pry it out with.
third time up, go the halyard free. pulled about 3' of it free. went back down and started unfurling the genoa. all of a sudden it wouldn't unfurl anymore. ended up twisting the base of the furler and got it all unfurled. tried to pull down the genoa but wouldn't budge.
fourth time up, now the halyard is twisted around the roller furler. get it untwisted and pull the halyard down as i'm lowering myself down.
the only good thing is by the third time up, i was feeling more comfortable using the harness & prusik rope and was getting up fairly quickly.
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