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Tie off the bitter end of the main halyard
I've been sailing a Catalina 30 and notice that the main halyard is not tied off anywhere when it is taken off the cleat to drop the mainsail.
Theoretically it could just keep going and run up the mast as the main comes down. It never does and doesn't seem to have a tendency to get lost but I'm wondering if most folks tie it off somewhere just to be sure.
Last edited by davidpm; 10-15-2008 at 11:37 PM.