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I 'tried' to raise the main sail yesterday - very, very tight halyard.
New sail, new 'slugs', and new halyard makes for a tough pull ( even with winch ). After breakng it in, it got better, but never really got it 100% up. I may have to oil the pulleys on top of mast - yay me.
This boat has so many pulleys ( a lot more than my Catalina 25 had ). I wonder if I have it setup correctly.
There are 2 sets of 3 'roller pulleys' on each side of the mast that I can use to route the main halyard to the cockpit, not sure which to use, which may be causing the stiffness in raising the main.
I may have someone more experienced take a look at it.