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internal halyards

2648 Views 14 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  capt jgwinks
Long story short, mast is down, no messenger lines installed, halyards are internal.
Before I go buy a roll of piano wire do you think pushing piano wire down the inside
of a mast is going to work as a messenger? At the mast head there are individual holes that the halyards go through then over the sheaves. I thought of using an electrician fish tape but that radius bend from the sheave to the hole is pretty sharp.
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I don't know if this is a problem , when pushing cable through bicycle handle bars I slip in a piece of plastic strip ( make it from a milk jug ) it forms the radius of the tube , when the cable reaches the plastic , pull out the plastic and the cable ( halyard )comes out the exit hole .
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