what do you use as a messenger line and how to do you secure it to your halyards... mine are getting old enough that I'm thinking I should pre rig them that way, no obvious chafe yet but want to be prepared.That's my way of doing things. duct tape and 8' poles. And I'm tying messenger lines to all my halyards.
And My halyards have a little loop on the pull...Now I know what it is for. :headsmack:
Was the loop on the pull of the halyard (I assume you mean the end that terminates in the cockpit?) done by you? How (if you know, if you didn't do it)? - sounds like a good idea.