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May have to get someone to 'go up' to check it out.
Thank goodness for the extra 3-4 halyards that go to the top of the mast.
that also reminds me, I need to replace the spreader lights, hehe.
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Unless the sheave is damaged or the slot was way oversized for the line and sheave, this is pretty unlikely.

Did you run the rigging or was it already run? If you ran it, you might have accidentally tangled or twisted two of the lines around each other, which would lead to a lot of friction for no visible reason.
The rigging was already in place. but who knows the real reason....But the twisting may be the reason as well. I'll keep you posted.
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OK, so what's the story behind the price? If it really is in such great condition for a '79, how is it that you paid so much less than FMV?
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Good question.
Survey came back good.

People have asked me, with all the new stuff ( sails,rigging,ac,roller. etc ). how could the guy make any money on this?

I do not know( nor care ). I triple checked the registration ( DNR and marina ) to verify the ownership before purchasing. You could probably part the boat out and make 10k, haha. ( unless of course, i can't raise the main sail ), haha,
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Congrats on the nice boat

Clearly some of you have not payed for parts and service on and older Volvo diesel IF you can even get the parts
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Hopefully, I won't have to ( keeping fingers crossed ).
If it makes everyone feel better - I will have to replace the alternator soon.
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Ok, yesterday was the shake down cruise.
Volvo cranked great. I am new to the 'drip' for the shaft, so I was walked through how to adjust it.

Issues:

Main halyard - would only go 3/4 way. it took 2 of us to muscle it to the top.
The previous owner went up ( on the spin halyard ) and lubed everything. He said everything looked good, but after lubing, still too tough to raise. No way I could raise the main by myself, even with winch. I will have to hire someone to replace/check out again.

The Harken roller furling - had to replace the feed line. Realized the front sail is a North Sail. Very clean and in great shape.

Good sail though, winds at 5mph and shifty. Good had a good time.
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Are the halyards wire/rope or all rope? By your descriptions it sounds like a problem at the masthead.... If you try hoisting at the mast is it any better? (Eliminate any issues with the series of turning blocks on deck)

If there's no improvement then you may have crossed halyards, as already mentioned, but the other thing that comes to mind is that the bushing for the masthead sheave is gone, or it has a flat spot. Could be that once there's a significant load the pulley stops turning, lubed or not.

I think you need someone aloft as you test this, and try the halyard on its own with a strong retrieveing line, and put some strain on it as you 'hoist' to see if the masthead pulley turns at all times.
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The main halyard and spin are all rope. The weird thing is the spin halyard is smooth as butter. The main very, very tough. Takes 2 people pulling to get just the halyard up ( no sail ). This is at the main.

We thought about the crossed halyards, but the ex-owner said everything looked ok when he went up yesterday.

I am going to contact a 'professional' to take a look at it. If I have to replace the sheave or pulley at the top, I am ok with that. Just want to get it fixed.
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Check out the photo of the main sail and the 2 lines attached.

The highest line is a line that is attached to the end of the boom to the top of the mast. But the main sail is always on the inside of the line, therefore holding the sail.

The 2nd line ( lower ) is attached to a reef point down a pulley and cleats off on the boom. I have it pulled tight in the photo, and it is 'pinching' the main sail.

The main sail is not attached to the boom on the bottom - like my old Catalina, so there is no 'foot' on the sail attaching it to the boom at all.

What are these 2 lines used for? or did someone not know what they were doing?
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