Wire halyard through random block. - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 05-29-2013
northoceanbeach's Avatar
first sailed january 2008
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California or bust
Posts: 1,256
Thanks: 16
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
northoceanbeach is on a distinguished road
Re: Wire halyard through random block.

That's what was left after its through a clutch in the cockpit.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 05-30-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 2,315
Thanks: 19
Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Brent Swain is on a distinguished road
Re: Wire halyard through random block.

While I have found wire halyards far superior for main and jib halyards , for a spinaker they are less justified, as a bit of stretch there is not a big problem. They would eliminate chafe tho. You would want the biggest diameter sheave you can use, and galvanized 7x19 wire to minimize metal fatigue and broken strands.Tuffnol or metal would last far longer for a wire halyard sheaves .
__________________
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 05-31-2013
sww914's Avatar
Aspiring to be a Mexican
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: La Cruz de Hunacaxtle, Mexico
Posts: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
sww914 is on a distinguished road
Re: Wire halyard through random block.

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulk View Post
A white sheave sounds like nylon. A wire halyard will likely cut through it like.... butter. The ONLY reason to have a wire-to-rope halyard on any boat in 2013 would be for a museum display of a boat from the '70's or before. Modern synthetic fiber line is actually stronger than the same diameter wire, and stretches (the reason wire was originally used) less than wire. Splicing wire-to-rope costs so much that even an expensive extra-low stretch synthetic full-hoist halyardoften ends up being cheaper than a wire/rope halyard. The full-hoist line can also be reversed, doubling the life of the halyard. We replaced our wire/rope halyards more than ten years ago, and haven't needed to reverse them yet. Even if your wire to rope halyard was given to you as a present, I would take it off and go with a low-stretch synthetic line. Besides wearing through the spinnaker crane block, the wire is going to develop soldiers that will cut the hands and fingers of foredeck crew, as well as possibly snagging sails. It's simply not worth it.
I agree with you but there is one other reason to use wire/rope halyards. Because I got 3 brand new 100'ers for $75.00. Not each, for the three of them.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 06-01-2013
northoceanbeach's Avatar
first sailed january 2008
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California or bust
Posts: 1,256
Thanks: 16
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
northoceanbeach is on a distinguished road
Re: Wire halyard through random block.

I have galvanized 7x19.
I'm glad some people see the value in wire halyards. Before i got them I read some of your previous posts on your pacific crossings with them Brent.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wire Halyard Winches tdw Gear & Maintenance 15 03-19-2014 01:57 AM
spirit 23 jib halyard block ? Southron Spirit North American Yachts 5 09-21-2012 09:41 PM
Jib halyard ends with a 4:1 block??? village idiot Gear & Maintenance 10 11-02-2011 09:40 AM
Wire halyard davidpm Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 04-05-2010 09:48 PM
Wire / Rope Halyard RumorHazit26 Gear & Maintenance 14 08-27-2007 10:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.