T5AUS Posted February 8, 2012 Report Share Posted February 8, 2012 New to this whole sailing thing and using an old 4.3 Maricat which I purchased locally last year. My first major problem happened yesterday when I had the halyard break on me, luckily I was pretty close to my shore mooring so was able to limp in using the front sail (jib?). When I initially rigged this I needed help getting the mast up and it was quite a task, so once up, I decided to leave it up since I moor in mangroves at the bottom of the garden virtually. My question is, to save me dropping that damn mast again, is it possible to lean the whole cat over on it's side to replace the halyard or are there good reasons why I shouldn't do this? Also, while I do this should I also replace the mast stay wires too, what's the life expectancy of these, they look good but maybe it's prudent to change them too while I am about it. What can I expect to pay for new halyard and stay wires and who would you recommend as a good supplier of these in the Brisbane area Many thanks anyone Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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