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A way to cut costs also is to shop at a marine consignment store. You can get used about everythinig you need and used rigging gears will work just fine. I'd be circumspect of used electronics.. One thing about geting rid of the wire hallyard. Check the sheave in the masthead to see if it will support rope. You may have to change it. The ones that support both have a concave rolling edge with a groove for wire. Strictly wire sheaes don't
That's the problem with where i'm at, not alot of sailing. There is one store in Cincy that may have some consignment stuff.

My new mast is already set for line instead of wire. It's sheave is bigger than the other mast.
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Up to me, save your money and tie the halyard on. That's what I do, and it's no big deal. No heavy shackle to fly about and smack you in the head when you let go of it accidentally.

Here's how we tie ours on.. low profile, secure and cheap!!

Low profile main halyard knot
So I would do the same for all my sails i'm assuming? Definitely the route i'm gonna go!
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You can tie on your main halyard but being able to change jibs quickly requires a shackle. Snap shackles should be used on spin sheets and halyards. The U shackle should be used for Main and jib halyards.

That particular snap shackle is a swiveling version. Makes spin hoists a lot easier.
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You can tie on your main halyard but being able to change jibs quickly requires a shackle. Snap shackles should be used on spin sheets and halyards. The U shackle should be used for Main and jib halyards.

That particular snap shackle is a swiveling version. Makes spin hoists a lot easier.
Makes total sense! Thanks again guys!
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