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Old 12-03-2006, 07:49   #1
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lost my main halyard and will have to re-rig one , the halyard has to thread up through the mast - does any one have any suggestions for a quick and painless re-entry ?
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Sorry to hear about that Shaggy.

Also for your information, for future reference. You might want to address this issue under "Maintainance." I know ya new and all. But just giving you some friendly advise up front!!

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The only way is to go to the top of the mast and drop a line back down it. I presume you have a headsail halyard that you can go up?
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Internal halyards? Feed a weighted messenger line (tire balancing weight, fishing weight, whatever will fit thru the masthead) down the mast from the masthead, until it passes the the exit for the main halyard. Marking the messenger line before lowering it inside the mast wouldn't be a bad idea. Then fish the messenger line out the exit using a wire snag, and finally use the messenger line to pull the halyard through. This is one of many reasons why it makes sense to keep a roll of thin dacron or nylon line on hand.

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Old 13-03-2006, 14:57   #5
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