Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Ballooner Halyard


I have no trouble with that on my boat.  

It's the same with the main sail halyard.  It needs a spliced loop on the down side to hook on the locking car. The only place it tends to hang up a little bit when hoisting the sail is right when the spliced eye is coming out of the cut out in the mast.  Just a bit of wiggling, and it puts right through.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Somewhere around Eleuthera, Bahamas

---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Bill, I take it from what you wrote, that a halyard with an eye spliced in can pass up the mast and over the forward sheave ,in which case I will have an eye put in on both ends of the new halyard.

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From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 10:59 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Ballooner Halyard


Mine has a loop sliced on one end, and a key shackle spliced on the on the other.

The sliced loop is a bit too large to fit over the "hook" on the mouse so it has a secondary loop of small diameter spectra line that takes care of that.  The key shackle is hooked to the loop to work as the downhaul once the sail is latched.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

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