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Old 29-09-2020, 09:34   #1
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Splice for self furling main halyard

I would sure appreciate some advice from the rigging guru's on the forum about how to attach the main halyard to my selden in mast furling.
The old halyard is spliced with only the core.
The new halyard is Gleistein Mega Twin 07Pes 10mm
What would be the best way to attach the halyard to the bracket?

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Old 29-09-2020, 17:37   #2
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Re: Splice for self furling main halyard

Splice it. Exactly the same way the old one was. Take apart the cover bury of the old one to see how it was done, and watch a youtube for how to do a brummel eye splice. It's dead simple.
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Re: Splice for self furling main halyard

I got some of that in 8mm, it has an interesting construction, with a dyneema core, with another polypropylene, net-like core around it. I first thought the poly was for a light weight filler. But polypropylene is somewhat like Velcro, so maybe it is used to reduce cover slippage.
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Re: Splice for self furling main halyard

Any thoughts about using shrinkwrap (like for electrical wires) to cover the area of the halyard where we exposed the core (and whipped the cover) to make a smoother entry?
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Re: Splice for self furling main halyard

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Any thoughts about using shrinkwrap (like for electrical wires) to cover the area of the halyard where we exposed the core (and whipped the cover) to make a smoother entry?
There is a very fine, very sticky teflon tape made by 3M that works perfectly for this. We call it Millionaire's tape, with good reason. Most rig shops will have it. Shrink tubing might work, but it will make a fatter line than tape.
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