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Old 16-02-2012, 17:44   #1
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Clank, clank, clank ....

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In our Pearson, we have internally routed wire-to-line halyards for both the main and jib. We'll be replacing them this summer with pure line, but in the meantime, they are making such a racket when we sway at mooring (especially side to side when the winds are low).
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to lessen the internal clanking ?? We (and our neighbors) would be very appreciative.
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Old 16-02-2012, 18:28   #2
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In our Pearson, we have internally routed wire-to-line halyards for both the main and jib. We'll be replacing them this summer with pure line, but in the meantime, they are making such a racket when we sway at mooring (especially side to side when the winds are low).
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to lessen the internal clanking ?? We (and our neighbors) would be very appreciative.
Thanks.
SG
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Your choices are set them very tight or set them very loose. Not much help beyond the obvious I'm afraid. If your mast can be flexed you could consider forcing a bend in it. I hate leaving the rig strained.
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Old 16-02-2012, 18:37   #3
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It's strange but that is one of the sounds I enjoy about sailing.

I read somewhere long ago about a procedure to "loosely" encapsulate internal halyards with tie wraps and somehow feed them into the mast. Without cutting the tails the tie wraps were supposed to have enough tension against the inside of the mast that they hold the halyards centerred in the mast.

I would never condone sticking stuff in the mast that could foul the halyards but you could do a google search here for that very old thread.
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Old 16-02-2012, 19:40   #4
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Re: Clank, clank, clank ....

Thanks for the replies!
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PS - I, too, enjoy the sound ... but the wires really resonate so much more than plain lines do ....
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Unless I am missing something here why attempt some temporary fix for a few months why don't you just replace them properly now - why wait for the summer - unless your boat is snowed in or the like?
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Unless I am missing something here why attempt some temporary fix for a few months why don't you just replace them properly now - why wait for the summer - unless your boat is snowed in or the like?
If it's a wire winch that might be the deal. Have to switch out the winch.
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If it's a wire winch that might be the deal. Have to switch out the winch.
Yeah maybe, I just thought that the wire would be on the Head end of the halyard. I wouldn't want to look after those winches if they were loaded up with wire. All the more reason to get stuck into it & replace them.
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Yeah maybe, I just thought that the wire would be on the Head end of the halyard. I wouldn't want to look after those winches if they were loaded up with wire. All the more reason to get stuck into it & replace them.
I use to have a wire main halyard on this boat. Amazing that people were using a wire winch for 30 years before I changed it out. They rocked a kerosene stove too.

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