Author Topic: Running Main Halyard to the Cockpit  (Read 71 times)

tinfoilhelmet

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Running Main Halyard to the Cockpit
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:15:39 AM »
The current set up, with the swagged on bead locking into the fork on the mast is effective, but It takes all my might to get the bead low enough to catch the fork, and then pulling it low enough to disengage the fork is too much of a challenge for me.

I'm looking to run my main halyard to the cockpit so that i can avoid going to the mast to raise the main.

I will likely mirror the set-up of the spinnaker halyard.  Is this what others have done?  Is a cam cleat sufficient?

My main concern is whether to switch to a dynema line, or get a new wire/rope halyard made. 
Is a new sheave needed at the mast top (aluminum mast) if switching to dynema?

Thanks for your input
Scott