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Posted by CAN 14835 on 7/31/2010, 9:01 am, in reply to "Replacing the wire which tensions the jib halyard"
: I have purchased an older wooden
: Fireball (KC 10406). The jib halyard
: is wire, which is tensioned by a
: wire with a two-block tackle
: attached to a magic box.
: I don't want to replace the entire
: set-up now: I want to sail. But the
: wire is worn and needs replacing.
: Could I use a synthetic high-strain
: rope in its place? Can I put easily
: put eye-splices into such rope?
: What kind of rope am I looking for?
: The wire is 2, perhaps 3 mm. in
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