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I may have screwed up on my halyard

So today I went to replce SS wire to 3/8 rope to just rope. I used a small line and pulled the ss/ robe off the mast with a tag line tied on. I then tied the small tag-a-long line to the new 3/8 halyard line and sust as I got to the top of the mast the small line slipped over the shive and now is will just alomst will not move? Any Ideas short of climing the mast to un do this mess?
any help I will be greatful.
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Sounds like someone will be going up the mast.

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Did the wire previously run over the sheave? If so, you want to go up there to replace it for rope anyway, or at least be sure it hasn't grooved and will chafe the line.
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Sounds like it's come off the sheave and is jammed in beside it.. nothing for it but a trip upstairs, if so.....
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There are always options. If you don't want to go up the mast I suppose you could drop the mast.

Or, another option would be to talk someone else into going up the stick.
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You could always tape 10 extended boat hooks together and try and push it up. sic

Looks like a trip up the mast...while you are doing it do some maintainence on lights, wind instruments, spreader boots etc. etc wheile you are up there

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You could always tape 10 extended boat hooks together and try and push it up. sic

Looks like a trip up the mast...while you are doing it do some maintainence on lights, wind instruments, spreader boots etc. etc wheile you are up there

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I just got this boat, So I dont know what light
1) bulbs are up there
2) I'm not sure what a spreader boot is?
3) Should I do all my lines while i'm up there?
Not sure if I should be going to all 3/8 halyards lines from the SS 3/8 anyway.
I was told to use a bowline and cut the knot off each year and retie a new know each sailing season and it would be fine?
I knot know what all the lines are even for yet. There is like 6 lines,
2 which are stainles steal one foward and one aft. then maybe a spin, a jib an out haul? not sure. any thanks for the help. Lookis like I will learn how to clinb the mast.
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If the boat is in a boat yard with a cherry picker, they will usually go up there and check everything out for under $100, including replacing light bulbs and routing the new halyard. I had this done, and for me, an old guy of 71 that really doesn't like heights, I figured it was a great deal.

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