The stay goes to the mast 43 feet above the deck, so I don't think either a pole or casting is an option. If I can borrow a drone, perhaps I can get it to drop some fishing line over the swivel. If not that it looks like the grapnel on another halyard is the way.
Thanks to all for the great ideas!
While helping me prepare the boat for Dorian, a young fellow removed the furling headsail. With the best of intentions, he ran the top swivel firmly up to the forestay and tied it off nicely.
Now it doesn't want to come down on its own. The halyard weighs more than the swivel, so it won't slide...
A boat built in standard specs for a targeted market, like a mass production automobile such as a Chevrolet. Hunter, Beneteau, Catalina et al do it that way. A bespoke boat, on the other hand, is built to order, to the buyer's specs. Pacific Seacraft, for example, still do that.
Like other forms of academics, the purpose of sailing courses is to provide accreditation, not education. If you want to charter a boat, you have to present credentials. A growing number of political jurisdictions require them as well. The only way to learn to sail is by sailing, but to do some...
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I'd suggest a Net search. A local hardware store is unlikely to have the part, but they or an industrial supply outfit could check the thread size for you just to be sure.
What you have on the old mixer is a straight pipe coupling, no doubt originally used because it's cheap as dirt. Perhaps you'd rather have a 1-1/2MNPT x 1-1/2 barb hose fitting in stainless steel? They're available.
It's an overkill project here. I'm replacing the water heater because the old Seaward was leaky. Got an Isotemp at a good price and decided while I was into the plumbing I'd also replace the noisy, low-flow pump, which wanted a new strainer mated to it, and naturally new water lines surrounding...
Morning, all. Sequoyah is a '99 H340. The potable water tank is beneath the V berth. Access to the top of it can be had through two hatches, but they offer none to the tank's stern side. There is no way I see to do it through the sole, which is solid glass beneath a thin layer of teak & holly...
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I hear elsewhere the sailboat missed its tack and in a flash was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I've yet to hear how the miss occurred, and of course we may not until the insurance and legal wrangling is done.
His question was how to bend the line vertically, over the edge of the cabin roof and downward. He wants to route the halyard along the side of the cabin. He didn't ask about the bend at the mast foot or on the side after he gets it to go down, so I assume he has those points covered.