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Location: Lancaster Co. PA/ North East, MD
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Re: recommendations for halyard attachment??
I didn't need to cut the wire.. I simply cut thru the eye splice in the end of the rope where it looped/attached to the wire eye and thimble. Apparently, I have the dreaded "hack-job" of rigging wire-to-rope splices. Whether this was done at the factory or by a PO is unknown. The idea top replace the wire with amsteel or dyneema is OK; just beyond any part of immediate plans.
If, at some point in the future, I need to ascend the mast, I'll try to determine what sheaves are present and then decide if I wish to swap out the wires for rope. As it stands now, I'm simply going to find a way to attach the rope mechanically to the existing wire eye.
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North East, MD