what happens when foam plugs & cables & leader lines meet & pool together to block a cable guide duct in the main mast is a thick, tight plug which does not budge neither under pressure or pull.
Happens on my main mast (similar o, mizzen but easier to solve); we have been strugling for the last 3 days & managed a picture & video of the culprit after buying (35 Euros) the much needed chinese made endoscope - (will post pictures next).
Decided on drilling out the plug, attacking the foam plug, to disorganise the loops & blocks stuck into the PVC split duct. Made & 6 meters drill with wooden drill welded one end & a steel eye the other end. Will ease drilling with pressurized water to soften material & circulate dirt .
wish me luck, might find petrol or gas if insisting.
Anyone met a similar condition when replacing cables ?
Any other solution to displace a plug Inside a duct without getting stuck on rivets heads or joint in pipes ?
I am all ears.
Note : Mast is Hz on ground (changing rigging)
christian Alby on Désirade VIII - Maramu 168 - Now in Port Leucate Med sea