Changing from wire-rope to all rope - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Pearson
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-18-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
hoppy is on a distinguished road
Changing from wire-rope to all rope

Running rigging is pretty shabby. Wondering if there is any problem with replacing the rope-wire with all rope? Guessing this probably isn't as straight forward as I think. Someone here already make the switch?
Appreciate your input.
Everett
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-18-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 15,563
Thanks: 94
Thanked 255 Times in 246 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
This is really a no-brainer these days.. today rope is available that will out-perform wire and NEVER leave you bleeding...

I think generally if you can pull the rope you choose through the masthead sheaves (and/or any other sheaves in the run) you should get decent service out if it for a while. There are some 'strictly wire' sheaves in some mastheads, but if you're pulling a rope-wire splice through now you may be OK.

The good non stretch rope is a bit pricey - count on $2-3/foot for the real good stuff. SD will chime in here with the specs, I'm sure!

You won't regret it!
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-18-2011
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,996
Thanks: 27
Thanked 56 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Since the high modulus line is generally thinner than Dacron, you may have to adjust/change the sheet stopper for the halyard.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-19-2011
zz4gta's Avatar
I don't discuss my member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 2,490
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 8
zz4gta is on a distinguished road
No reason to still have wire on a boat except in areas of chafe. Standing rigging, lifelines, running rigging, etc. It's stronger, lighter, cheaper.
__________________
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-19-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 768
Thanks: 7
Thanked 58 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 9
knuterikt is on a distinguished road
This is a good solution, but there are some things to consider.

Start by inspecting your masthead sheave to.
1. Verify that the sheave is designed for rope (some wire sheaves have a V formed grove.
2. Check that the masthead sheave has no damage on it that will "eat" the rope.
3. Find the maximum diameter the masthead sheave can take, if the diameter is to small you have an option to use "naked" high modulus line (the outer cover removed on the part of the rope that goes through the sheave.
then
4. replace sheave if needed
5. Select rope high modulus rope
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 04-18-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
P424 is on a distinguished road
I replaced mine and had to replace my Sheaves. Got new ones from Rig-Rite Inc. - Masts, Booms, Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats. Just matched sizes and got ones for rope. The originals were aluminum with bronze sleeves. New are a plastic and never need lube.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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
wire to rope on a Cal 30 mainsail? RNC725 Cal 3 11-17-2010 09:51 AM
Wire Rope Conditioner tagster Gear & Maintenance 8 06-18-2009 08:50 PM
Changing the halyard from wire to rope gimmellsdad Gear & Maintenance 25 06-10-2009 05:17 PM
Halyard Changing wire to rope? saurav16 Gear & Maintenance 9 05-10-2008 03:18 PM
Wire / Rope Halyard RumorHazit26 Gear & Maintenance 14 08-27-2007 11:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 AM.

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.