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Re: Halyard Change
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I have not been up at the top of your mast in a while so I'm not sure what condition your masthead sheaves are in.
I think we have to replace the masthead sheaves on Odalisque too, as we've been using all line but have had to replace some halyards sooner than the 10 years you got due to fraying at the top of the mast.
We did convert our boom out haul from wire rope/line to all line a few years ago. I can tell you that there was one sheave that was badly worn by the wire rope which had to be replaced. The wire rope would jam in that chewed up sheave.
A cheap Delrin sheave from McMaster car was used to replace the worn aluminum sheave for this application.
If your masthead sheaves look anything like the one below you should probably go ahead and replace the sheaves before buying more expensive line.
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