After a few days of seriously strong winds here, the halyard rope to wire splice is parting ways (2 strands have pulled out). This basically shuts me down until the new replacement halyard gets delivered (possibly 2 weeks delivery +). As the summer is quite short in Canada, I'm proposing a jury rig to keep me sailing:
Remove the halyard lock on the forward tip of the mast and simply run a new longer halyard line without the wire splice. I plan on putting a mark on the new line where it should meet the cleat (based on the old halyard). Yup I'm also the guy who said not to leave holes in your mast tip...)
Does anyone have a better idea?
Come to think of it, why even bother to order a new halyard if this works out?
Fill the old holes with jackets and new rivets and I doubt that the Comp Mast tip would care. To do that, I can't install my Chute as I would have to steal the jackets from that kit
(Damn there are times when I hate living on the North End of Mars when your closest parts supplier lives on a weird distant planet called California...)
Thanks for any response
Always looking for ways to make good things 'Gooder'