Learning to sail
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OK, what I'm getting from this thread is that it's probably meant to secure the spinnaker halyard when moored. I can't imagine it being intended to touch the jib or main halyards, which are wire. So I'll give it a try to see if there's any reason I should secure it this way, rather than my current setup.
(My current setup is to shackle the mainsail end of the main halyard aft, and use a hitch to pull the other length of the main halyard and the spinnaker halyard towards the bow. I have roller furling, so one end of the jib halyard is always secured, and the other end I pull away from the mast separately using a bungee.)
Honestly, I strongly suspect that I will not find this thing useful, and, in any case, it causes far more chafe than anything else attached to my mast. I'm also worried it could be tearing up my genoa when tacking. I did not notice the wear on the wire halyard until now, and that's also probably caused by this thing.
I think the only reason I'll keep this thing is if it works, and somehow makes securing the halyards more attractive than the rather ugly way I do it now...