replacement shouldn't be this hard, but why do it the easy way when it can be difficult, right?
I was going to raise the Mast
Mate to replace the main halyard
(missing), but I wanted to replace the jib
halyard first. Butted the lines against each other and taped them. Gently hauled the new one up. Went through the masthead just fine and was coming back down when the lines parted. Ugh.
Used prussics around the mast
to get up top. The new half inch halyards seem to feed better through the sheaves than the 3/8" did. These sheaves have grooves cut in them for the old wire to rope
halyards, and the 3/8 would bind near the top. Hope that issue is fixed now.