Glad it's clear........Now......You may want to McLUbe the sheaves and look the rigging
over. I take a trip aloft every spring and late summer to keep things working at the top. Most mast head rigging
is usually "cleaned?" only be rain water
and very, if any attention is paid to the sheaves. The salt
enviornmental elements are also present in the air and we usually forget about the mast head
unitl we are faced with issues such as yours. Be very sure that halyard
runs free under all loads...there will come the time when you may have to reef in less than desirable conditions and you DON'T want a jam at the mast head.