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Old 21-05-2011, 02:10   #1
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Halyards - Internal or External

Hi all,
My present rig has internal halyards, Marples has suggested external for the cutter rig. His reasoning is there are too many chafe points inside the mast. And difficult to replace the halyards. Must admit there is a point where I have binding as the main gets near the block when i hoist it.
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Old 21-05-2011, 05:25   #2
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Re: Halyards - Internal or External

Let's see, mine had six internal halyards: main, spare main, staysail, foresail, spinnaker and topping lift. I never saw any sign of chafe, and it keeps them out of the sun and weather.

You really should figure out that binding issue, though, before committing to internal.
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Re: Halyards - Internal or External

I have been meaning to check out the binding issue, just haven't got a round2it. My boat has a Harken slide system I think it is some thing near the top of the mast. Just got to get up there and check it out. My CC 35 had internal halyards and a Tides slide system, with internal halyards. Worked very well. Marples likes to keep things simple.
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Re: Halyards - Internal or External

I had multiple internal halyards, no issues and as noted saves the wear and tear of sun etc. Staysail, Mainsail, Jib#1, Jib#2, Spinnaker, topping lift all were inside. Can you imagine all that flopping around outside your mast?
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