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Beverly Peterson



Joined: 23 May 2009
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Location: Hunterdon County, NJ

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: main halyard Reply with quote

Hi, I have a 1974 Chrysler Mutineer. I am changing the main halyard and want to go bigger than 3/16". Has anyone used 1/4" or 3/8"? I could step the mast to see if the line works through the top...but I thought I would ask here first.

The bailer - has anyone tried any other kind of bailer system with a '74 Chrysler Mutineer? Thank you.
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oldiesrocker2001



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
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Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Beverly,
I haven't sailed or rigged my 15 yet, as I took delivery in November, but if you are using the knot near the halyard as the manual shows, a larger line may not go thru the sheave with it. I plan to use a cleat and be able to use the halyard to assist on stepping the mast. Don't forget also, that lines exposed to weather eventually swell up a bit over time(the main and jib halyard on my V21 barely fit through the blocks when I bought it and I replaced all running rigging almost immediately when I first sailed it).
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Beverly Peterson



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, thank you for your response. I did change to line to 1/4" and it slides through fine. If the line swells, it looks like the sheeve can handle the extra bulk. At the base of the mast I secured a pulley to assist with raising the main and a cleat to secure the main halyard as opposed to the knot system....I don't trust it!
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oldiesrocker2001



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again Beverly,
That seems to be a better solution. Is there no cleat on the base of the mast(my whole rig is already buttoned up for the winter)? On my O'day 17, I used the jib halyard secured to a cleat at the bow and the bitter end was held as I walked the mast up. When upright, I cleated the end of the halyard and went forward to secure the forestay. I do a variation of this with my V21 with a gin pole and baby stays(I use the vang's 4:1 advantage for this one instead of simply horsing it up). Obviously this won'twork on the mutineer with roller furling and I plan to do a variation of it with the main halyard instead, if it's long enough.
This brings me to a question about the furler. In my gear with the mutineer was a cowling of sorts that looks like it would fit into the hole (which looks like a raw opening) on the deck for the furler/forestay . Should this white piece of plastic be placed loose on the bottom of the furling drum to allow a smoother spin or perhaps epoxied to the deck?
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