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If you need to replace, nor have not the main halyard, get a smaller diam, hopefully obvious, and go with something other than sta set. get a good quality non stretchy line. There are some lines as strong or stronger than steel, with less stretch. That might get the line small enough to go thru the sheaves, etc.

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sometimes people choose bigger line because it feels nicer in their hand. Don't be afraid to go back to wire/rope for your main halyard either. Would be good to know what would fit comfortably through your sheave though.
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Another option is to take the outer sheave off of some of the highertech ropes, this will allow a smaller diam material thru the sheaves, yet have the larger diam line that some like to hang onto. This will be lighter in wt than a wire rope combo. Any good rigger, maybe even a semi poor one, will know how to do this.

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Thank you for all of the ideas.
I may go the wire/rope combo in the future.
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Very interesting read. I'm looking for a boat, thought it'd be a Columbia 31 or Erickson 30. The broker said he had an Islander 30 but it is "ugly" which turned out to be zebra print settee cushions and a bad hull paintjob. I'm not sure why I like a wood interior but I'm looking harder at the Islander now. I wonder if I can get the kind of deal SpcAlan1 got?
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Only spcalan gets those kinds of deals.
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You must be right. That Islander 30 was a POS. It totally escapes me how anyone would pay $300/month to keep that in a slip. Needed more work than anyone would be willing to do.
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