Boat Name: Wiskers
Model/Year: Catalina 22
08/27/2009 5:15 AM Pacific Time
Recently purchased a 1986 Catalina 22 that has a very worn main halyard. Is there some way to hook a new halyard onto the old one and fish it thru the mast?? Any ideas/thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks. Dale.
Boat Name: Saint Benedict
Hull No. 14686
Hailing Port: Lake PONTCHARTRAIN, LA
08/27/2009 6:59 AM Pacific Time
Split a one foot length of duct tape and fasten the two ends of the halyards together as you would roll a cigarette. If your old halyard doesn't roll freely in the mast, you could sew the ends together first. The duct tape has worked for me many times. Good luck,
Santa Clara, CA
Boat Name: Dumbo
Model/Year: 1975 C-22
Hull No. 4330
Hailing Port: Santa Clara
08/27/2009 10:22 AM Pacific Time
I've stitched the two ends butted together with some whipping thread and then done a 1" wrap (about 1/2" on each side) to ease it through the sheaves. Duct tape has a persistent adhesive which is good if you need it but troublesome to remove. I've used plain masking tape as the thread is plenty strong enough. You could use upholstery thread if you don't have whipping thread handy.
Boat Name: Sea Dog
Model/Year: Catalina 22 1987
Hull No. 13971
Hailing Port: Andover, Ohio
08/28/2009 1:21 AM Pacific Time
I bought some cheap "big lots" string or twine. The stronger kind that's about 1/8". I fastened one end of the string to the bottom of the old halyard and removed the halyard pulling this long string through. Then on the other end of the string, I fastened the new Halyard and used the string to pull the new halyard through.