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    Posted: 09 Oct 20 at 5:49pm
Hi,

My Hornet has a wire halyard that is breaking, so over the winter I want to replace it with a Dyneema one. What diameter and type would be good?

The wire one had a highfield lever. I'd like to replace this with a purchase of some sort with the halyard coming out of the mast. What sort of arrangement will work well?
Mistral Div II prototype board, Original Windsurfer, Hornet built'74.
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My old fashioned view is that wire shows its age and some broken strands give you a clear message that its needs changing. My experience with Dynema ( light and effective ) is that when it breaks it just does it.
And with an open mast gate Hornet that is extra bad news.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Riv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Oct 20 at 5:31pm
Thanks, you've made a good point, I'll mull it over. Plenty of time.
Mistral Div II prototype board, Original Windsurfer, Hornet built'74.
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