Author Topic: Sticking Spiniker Haylard  (Read 688 times)

William Mendel

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Sticking Spiniker Haylard
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:24:58 PM »
My spinnaker halyard is constantly sticking (50% of the time) during the hoist and occasionally on the douse. Sticking means it will not move an inch up or down no matter how hard you pull. The only way to unlock it is to uncleat cunningham, vang,and jib sheet. I have replaced all hardware associated with the  spinnaker halyard and if anything it has gotten worse. About to drop the mast and try and re run the main halyard thinking it is twisted with the spinnaker halyard. Another ideas? Has anyone experienced this?

Dean Nelson

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Re: Sticking Spiniker Haylard
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 12:14:56 AM »
Given that you have already replaced the spinnaker  exit block at the top and the cheek block at the bottom, I believe you are on the right path to drop the mast and re-string the spinnaker halyard.  With one or more wraps between the spinnaker and main halyards inside the mast and normal bend to the mast as the main and/or jib is tensioned, this is a likely cause of the spinnaker halyard not running freely.


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Re: Sticking Spiniker Haylard
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 11:06:45 AM »
Doesn't sound like the same thing but I have seen the spin halyard get behind the T-Balls and get locked in place.  In this case the only way to get it cleared is to take the mast down (at least part of the way).