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  1. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Ok, so today I removed the rivets and got into the mast to see what the problem was. It wasn't a rivet snag. The previous owner hadn't put all the cables down the centre of the mast and they were running down the side of a short internal cylinder and this was what was snagging. After I removed...
  2. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Thanks Riv. Will check it out.
  3. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Hi LaLi, will this sail fit my boat? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-Laser-MK2-Standard-sail/284010466287?hash=item422057cbef:g:USgAAOSw8TlfAg4E Is a Laser 2 the same as a MK2? Best P.
  4. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Thanks. I've only managed to sail her a couple of times. Sail number is 8999. It was black with dirt when I bought her and she came with a complementary wasp nest inside :-D So the wee pully on the traveller should stay in the middle so I need to put a knot either side I guess to stop it flying...
  5. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Thanks Riv. What a great forum this is. I'm afraid you're going to get plenty of questions from me :-)
  6. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Thanks LaLi. Not sure how old the boat is. Where do I find the number? I think you're right. It feels like it's caught on the other side of the halyard cleat on a rivet. The only splice I did was attaching the new rope for hauling the main sail up by passing it through the metal loop on the...
  7. pixelbeans

    Main sail halyard stuck

    Hi guys, I've recently got back into sailing after about 30 years. I bought an old laser 2. I've changed all the ropes including the jib and main sheet. I spliced them onto the metal hoops so there are no knots in there. I've been sailing fine with it but yesterday the main halyard got well and...
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