Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Sta-Set X halyard

We installed the main sail halyard this afternoon.  Steve did a wonderful job of making the eye splice for the snap shackle.  It really looks nice. Thanks Steve.

Afterwards, I spent the time to look over the old halyard line and it was quite worn in a couple of spots.  One was near the old eye splice, so I just cut that 4' piece out at the one end.  The other frayed spot was at the mast top sheave and it was compromised so I cut this 4' piece out as well.  Finally, I whipped the ends of everything and, using my heat shrink torch, resealed all of them too.  I now have some pretty good lines for long dock lines and maybe even a lunch hook anchor setup: you can never have too much line.

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