Well the sheaves at the base of the mast
definitely do not turn I can only assume those at the top do not as well. I did not think about the Halyards chafing and breaking good to know.
I have read numerous books
and we are not new to boats only to sail boats. My husband has built boats for years. He has worked at Everglades, Sea Ray
and Boston Whaler. I am a dive instructor and grew up fishing
and lived in the Caribbean
for several years.
We are in a Marina for now but do have appropriate anchoring
supplies including new chain and rode
and a total if four anchors of different types and weights.
Have several old salts on the dock
who are helping us out but find this forum invaluable.
Thanks for all the advice and information