Halyard wrap - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2011
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,069
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
We have a harken restrainer. I was able to manuallly take the sail jib sheets off and unwrap the sail not using the drum. I was able to fix the sail lastw eekend. The culprit.....the knot on the other side of the plate which is in the furling drum got extendeded and jammed between the plate and the drub on the bottom inside. I took the bottom part of the furler apart and was able to reset everything except....put the line on backwards so when I furled the sacrificial part was inside out. I ride did it rotating the furling line in the opposite direction

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 07-08-2011
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,043
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 10
PalmettoSailor will become famous soon enough
Well at least you didn't make it worse and have to call a rigger. In our case I'm 99% certain the problem was my spinniker halyard. I copied another C36 on our dock by attaching it to the bow pulpit in front of the furler. When I did it, I had the thought that it didn't look like much clearance at the top, but it sure would be convienient and if it worked on another boat, it should be fine on mine, right?

Well it was for a while, but I suspect some of our guest crew may have accidently released the clutch while attempting to adjust the jib halyard tension, allowing some slack in the line. That allowed the spin halyard to get caught in the top swivel which of course happened in the dark.

My major mistake was not taking a minute or three to think through the issue, so I resorted to brute force which is a bad idea on boats and airplanes. Winching the furler twisted the shackle attachment point on the upper swiviel to jam where it wouldn't budge up or down. Fortuately, I did think before resorting to step 2, which is, if force doesn't work, apply more force. That probably saved me having to buy a new extrusion and or upper swivel. As it was, it was only a couple of hours labor for the rigger to remove and replace the attachment strap and put the sail back up.

The big learning point here is you can manually furl (or unfurl) the sail if the roller isn't acting like it should. Just bring the sheets forward and get the thing wrapped up and strap it with some sailties if you have to, then worry about getting the foul cleared when its safe and everything is under control.

BTW, I've gone back to securing the spin halyard to a shroud base so it stays behind and clear of the upper swivel. The boat I had copied was a later model and had a longer crane that put his halyard a couple of inches further forward than on my boat.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36

Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 07-08-2011 at 01:20 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

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
How to Get Aloft to unwrap a double halyard wrap? OldColumbia Gear & Maintenance 16 07-08-2009 12:11 AM
Problem with Halyard Wrap welshwind Gear & Maintenance 4 06-24-2009 04:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, 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.