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  • #4220
    Anonymous
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    I have to leave any rig tension off to get my mainsail up effectively and even then it’s a bit of an effort – so i think that the halyards may be twisted inside the mast. What’s the best way to sort this out? I was going to take the foot off the mast and slowly draw the halyards out watching for twists then shine a torch up the mast to check for any more. Or is there a better technique?

    #9523
    triton
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    Removing the mast foot is probably the best method to sort out the problem. Should not be too difficult.
    Also check that the mainsail can move up the mast groove guide easily. If not, then some wax or sail lubrication will help.

    #9524
    Fantasia
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    One simple check is to see if the halyards are binding on the mast pivot pin: take it out, put some tension on all the halyards and then put it back in. It might solve you problem.

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