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Great idea for mast raising. This boat has done nothing but sit on the lake for years and with out a trailer, last owners just drank beer on her in the slip.i tried to zoom in on the halyard. It kind of looks more like a forestay than a halyard to me.
if so, could it be for mast raising? if you slip the loose loop end through the shackle, it would form a slip knot that would tighten around the stay. Then you could attach the loop end to cable to the trailer winch. It looks like it’s intended to be easily removed after it has served whatever it’s intended purpose was.
I found that most of what my boat‘s previous owner did was logical. Some of it took me a bit to figure out.
@Will GilmoreThe skids are likely for a head or a battery, maybe a water or fuel tank. Your trivia question is under small boats, so I'm assuming under the 'V' berth.
I have no idea what that cable is for. An extension for an undersized headsail, maybe a storm jib? That really doesn't seem right either, one halyard length should work for all. I don't think many small boats utilize storm jibs either.
Maybe something to tension a fractional rig to pre-bend the mast? Just shooting in the dark. We don't even know what boat we're looking at. Give us a clue or a clew. A picture or two of the foretriangle area would be helpful. I think @DrJudyB will likely know.
Thank you both, @DrJudyB and @Will Gilmore. I will remove the cable. DrJudyB, spar as in wood pole?@Will Gilmore
Will: I have no idea what that wire & block might be used for, as presently configured. It looks like an ill conceived way to use those to me.
The first thing I noticed is that the sheave in the block is the wrong kind for use with wire rope. it’s a wire rope on a plastic sheave. Wire rope will wreck that sheave. Blocks for wire rope must have sheaves made of metal.
Secondly, the wire looks like it is reeved to turn around the post end end of the block. It should run around the sheave, not the post the sheave. If it runs around the around the sheave, then why is the other cable pulling in the same direction?
I wonder what the whole block looks like. Is it a cheek block that’s meant to be attached to a spar? The OP’s fingers obscure one end of the block.