I have a 2000 Beneteau
461 with an in-mast main sail furling
. The halyard
loose when the top splice broke. I had a heck of a time to get the sail out of the mast
. It came partially down and bunched up when I tried to unfurl it.
A rigger tried to install a new halyard
but was not able to get a feeder line down the mast
. There is a large bird nest blocking. It is all caked up and when he tried to clean it out it just got pushed further down. Now he suggested to pull the mast to clean it out.
He had only a thinner then coat hanger wire and my 26" screw driver to work
with. I thought maybe a thicker wire 3/8" or 10mm could do it ?
any suggestions are very much appreciated.
Peter s/v BELVEDERE