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Re: Hughes 38 Rigging

Not personally familiar but would bet real money that the masthead sheaves are aluminum dual purpose wire/rope sheaves. If they aren't frozen and the axle bearings worn, should work fine. Inspect them and clean any rough spots with sandpaper and/or file.

Get rid of the wire halyards and go with all rope. Would go with at least 3/8" NE VPC for the main and preferably a dyneema type cored line if you can afford it. If you are going roller furling on the headsail, ordinary StaSet or StaSetX would work. If you are going with hank-on sails, low stretch line would be best.
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