Thanks for all the feedback , i think i will be changing to that system for my main halyard this winter . A note on stopping tangles : 1. make sure that the halyard bags only have on rope in them .2. every so often pull the end of the halyard taught ( attach the top to the spi pole eye ) this will pull out and twists in the rope that might make it tangle . 3. Make sure that the rope is the minimum length it can be so that there is the least rope possible to tangle . these are only a few pointers but they do help .