Saturday, 8 February 2014

Job #23 - Halyard diverter

In order to stop 'halyard wrap' "Sparrow" is fitted with a halyard diverter just short of the top of the mast... 

Basically it ensures the jib halyard is angled to the top of the roller furling at nearer 90' than it would be if just went direct to the top of the mast, which means the top bearing will spin, rather than just wrap the halyard round the spar.....



This is it close up...


Nothing smart or clever, just an eye strap screwed to the mast, the halyard comes from the top of the mast, through the eye, and then to the head of the jib.. 

I want to replace the existing eye strap (which is standard type) with a wire type as I noticed the halyard had been worn where it rubs along the sharp('ish) edge of the bottom of the eye strap... 

The wired type has a smoother profile so I figure less wear...

The size is 5cm from centre eye to centre eye..  the hunt is on...  if not, a nice smooth shackle will do just as well....

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