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Spinnaker halyard preventer wheel?

Dec 25, 2018
ODay 34 262 Galesville MD
does anyone know the name of the small wheel at the top of a sock to prevent tangling with top of the genoa halyard? No, I cant find a picture. about 5 or 6 inch diameter.


Jun 1, 2004
Catalina 27 Mission Bay, San Diego
Not understanding the problem. Is your spinnaker halyard swiveling block rigged ahead of the forestay? How would it tangle with the halyard? I would think the hoop/funnel at the mouth of the sock would keep the bundle off the forestay.
Feb 21, 2013
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Are ypu referring to a halyard ball stopper to protect your eye-splice, masthead exit and shackle chafing against each other? These are ~1" outside diameter with inner hole sized ti fit your halyard snugly,

Dec 25, 2018
ODay 34 262 Galesville MD
It is a spinnaker shackle guard for which I was looking and as always I appreciate the great assistance from you all.