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- 10/04/2007 at 9:40 am #3459AnonymousInactive
Hello, just bought a mark 2 and need to replace a few bits. Can anyone recommend where to buy new halyads, what size for cruising and light racing, and is there a polish to protect a two-tone grp hull ?
Jonny10/04/2007 at 7:47 pm #5141AnonymousInactive
$mm for the main halyard – get something low stretch like Dyneema. The genoa halyard should be wire – I haven’t heard of anyone successfully achieving sufficient rig tension with anything else.
Northampton Sailboats recently had some Dyneema on offer (http://www.sailboats.co.uk).10/04/2007 at 7:48 pm #5142AnonymousInactive
Of course what I really meant was 4mm!10/04/2007 at 8:58 pm #5144AnonymousInactive
Thanks Matt, I’ll have a look
Jonny12/04/2007 at 8:21 pm #5150Bob HarlandParticipant
Matt obviously has very tough fingers – I would advise 5mm dia for the main halyard.
Some people use a bobble on the end, but I prefer a shackle – you can sew a small eye into the rope with a sailmakers needle and thread, either way iyou can haul the headboard right to the top of the mast.
And I would agree on the genoa halyard, you should have wire and a muscle box or highfield lever to apply the tension. A decent dinghy chandler will be able to supply a wire genoa halyard made up with the fittings for either option. I would guess the highfield lever is cheaper and easier to fit – but in operation is less sophisticated and requiring more strength.
Assuming you carry a jib – you will probably have a shorter luff, so just get a wire strop made up for the difference.18/04/2007 at 12:11 pm #515526/04/2007 at 6:02 pm #5186AnonymousInactive
Gentlemen thanks for this good advice. The new sheets and halyads have arrived and are glorious.
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