Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 53 mainsail halyard
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Is the halyard teal colored with a yellow tracer and a bowline on the end?
If so there should be another piece of the same line about 3 -4 feet long with a loop on it.
You tie the long 3 strand line to the loop on the end of the halyard with a long bowline.
You then take the short teal colored line and put it on the bottom hook of the track car.
You put the short line on a winch and tighten it with a winch so you can release the tension on the locking pin of the car. As soon as the car is lose you can let it slide to the top of the car track and remove the halyard line with 3 strand attached. It might jam at the mast cutout. Just stand on a winch and help the knot through the cutout.
The main should then be able to be pulled down.
The reverse procedure is used to raise the main.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2016 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 53 mainsail halyard
Thank you very much. That is very helpful.
My boat changed hands 2 times. Most likely original halyard is replaced. Now I have a bowline knot loop at the end of mainsail halyard. Is the method that you described going to work if I attached a messenger line to bowline loop? Perhaps the nut is too big and can jam in the mast. Does original halyard have spliced loop? Please describe both ends of the original halyard.
I am cruising Carabbian now. I think that I have to be ready to drop mainsail if something goes wrong.
On Jan 1, 2016 1:18 PM, "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: