"Hi, I have a French built 43 with a Zspar which had the eye just above the genoa halyard sheave. Spoke with Zspar UK about running the spinnaker/cruising chute halyard directly from the sheath at the top of the mast. They assured me that there was…"
The halyard broke by chafe in the ring.
I was told by the rigger (Fastmast) that it is better to have the block a little over the D ring stay attachement like Sam. Franc has a block on the D ring which is very simple to install.
As you know I'm in the process of installing a furling Spi, so I'm very interested on this topic. Did the halyard broke because of the ring or because of the ufo (hope it is called that way :-)).
Another question: could it be…"
"Thank you Sam,
I think your way is the best modification. Rising the deflection point of the halyard keeps it away from the Profurl swivel head.
How did you fix the block to the mast : pop or screws ? Was the mast up ?
What is the make or…"
Did you put this block directly on the "O" ring that originally directed the spinnaker halyard.
With the asymmetric spinnaker we have on a Facnor Spinex furling system we have to put a strong tension.
Is there a risk…"
"Reply by foster 1 second ago
Thanks for the answer.
I think I am going to modify this Beneteau Z spar set up to improve and diminish chafe and then put a new halyard.
Simplest would be to attach a block to the ring. But this…"
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