Originally Posted by Ex-Calif
Ooh... Sounds like it could be a tangle and not a jam. That could be a lot worse...
Halyards are likely to be multiple halyards in one channel.
Have you pulled up on any other halyards since the jam? Maybe if jammed together the friction of one going up can help free the tangle and you can pull some more out the bottom.
There are 5 lines going up the mast
The Top Lift
And one other unknown one
The Mainsail is tight to pull up, but has been since I owned the boat.
But the Top Lift line moves when I move the stuck Spinnaker Halyard.
I'm wondering if they are intertwined somehow. I bought a plumbers snake a bright flashlight and a mirror on the end of a stalk today. I'm hoping that I'll be able to see in there with these tools. All tools may come in handy in the future, so I'm glad I bought them.
It's getting dark here, I may go out tonite and use the flashlight and the mirror just to see if I can spot something.
You know it's a possibility that there's something else stuck up in there as well. The boats an '87 model who knows whats inside the mast that the previous owner couldn't get out.