Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Heath, TX
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Re: rope & wire halyards vs all rope halyards
I just removed, inspected the sheaves and changed out the bushings in all four of mine yesterday. They originally handled 1/8" wire but someone before me changed to rope. The area the rope run in is smooth as can be. I replaced all running rigging last year with 3/8" Sta-Set. The rope runs free and the sheaves do no damage at all. I'm sure you can do the same with no trouble. TIP: I connected the end of the old rope to the end of the new rope by stitching the ends together with gardeners wire. The wire is soft and flexible but strong enough to poke through the ropes core. Then I just pulled the old rope until I had the new rope in my hands. It took about 3 minutes for each halyard. Done!