For those who want the same low stretch as wire and the convenience of line.
As you know, wire develops fish hooks over time that are dangerous to the crew. And have you ever tried to change a heads'l in nasty conditions with your wire halyards?
Imagine: Your heads'l is stuffed into the pulpit so it doesn't blow away... One arm is wrapped around the pulpit to stay on the boat. The other hand is on the jib halyard, four feet off the deck because your old halyard's wire to rope connection is jammed into the masthead. I dare you to shackle the halyard onto the head of the sail without a few tense moments! Are you still on board?
This Catalina 22 halyard kit is made with a Dacron jacket over a Dyneema core. Includes whip widgets to finish off the bitter ends
. The halyards are long enough to be lead aft to the cockpit. For those who have all line external halyards, this is the only line that will fit.
In order to save money, we recommend re-using your old halyard shackle and securing it to the halyard with a bowline just as the factory did. If you need new shackles, see the related items below.
• Diameter: 1/4"
• Length: 65' (jib) & 60' (main)
• Construction: Double braid continuous strand line without mill splices (see "Technical Support" below for the full story)
• Fiber: Polyester cover, w/ Dyneema core
• Stretch: Extremely low, approximately 1/4 that of polyester
• Color: White with blue markers (main) and white with red markers (jib)
If you are converting to all line halyards, save some money by choosing our line and sheave kit below.