Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 53 mainsail halyard
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The loop does have a bowline in it.
I am not on Kimberlite now, I am in NY and she is in Colombia.
I would just buy a bunch of line, it will come in handy for other projects.
If you look at the mast slot it is open more at the center than the top or bottom. That is where the bowlines will go through. Make sure you tie a long bowline on the 3 strand so you do not have to pass 2 knots through the slot at the same time.
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2016 5:22 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 53 mainsail halyard
Thanks for your help. Yes the halyard colors blue and yellow as original line. But the loop at the halyard end is not spliced. The loop is made by bowline knot. It looks like it can't go thought the mast slot, but perhaps I have to try. Original 3 straddle line is not on the boat. I will buy a new one. Please advise the length. I think it should be 18-20 m.
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
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: