Our main halyard
parted at the thimble while under sail. The eye splice went into the mast
. The thimble stayed on the shackle at the head
board. We attempted to pull the halyard
out from the base of the mast
and it jammed. I contacted Catalinadirect tech for advise. I was informed it probably got hung up on the compression
post for the spreaders. we have not tried pulling it out with a winch
for fear of further complications.
Is there a way to retrieve this without pulling the mast?