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Old 03-16-2011
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Lost Naval sailor but just bought my first project, a 27' Morgan. being new to sailboats I need to ask a dumb question. I need to climb the mast to retrive a lost halyard. is the top pully system generally strong enough to support my 210 lbs. Also, is it possible to insert a new wireing harness inside the mast?

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Not a problem! If the wind is apply just 5 pounds per square foot on the sails, and you have 300 square feet of sail, that's 1500 pounds on the mast system and it all has to go somewhere. 1/2 of that goes to the mast, the rest to the sheets . . ish. That doesn't account for torque. So fear not.

Can you step the mast? I own a 25 footer, and we step the mast every time we sail. It's obviously shorter than yours and might have as smaller section. This would allow you to fix that halyard and gut the wiring.
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