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  • #14948
    SimonS
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    The main Halyard on my B32 is a wire/braid mix.  Is this how they were originally rigged from the factory or something that has been changed over the years? Is there any reason to replace with the same or would straight through Dyneema be an option?

    #14949
    JonathanMaddox
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    Exactly the same on my 2003 B32 which has a Selden furling mast. I worry about it but it seems to be fine.

    At some point I should really change the halyards as they are permanently squashed where they are gripped in the clutches. A job for the future … probably for when the steel-to-nylon splice fails!

    #14950
    IanJCulley
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    Simon

     

    I use dyneema on both main and fore halyards on my 2002 vintage B32.  No problems at all.  Hope this helps!

    #14951
    SimonS
    Participant

    Thanks all.  Does anyone happen to know the overall length? (normal drop sail, not in mast reefing).

    #14952
    bobclements
    Keymaster

    I measurement is 12.34m, so double it and add a bit (for the tail back to the clutches).  So I reckon 30m should give you plenty.

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