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Rope terminals

After we changed some of the original halyards to Dyneema we noticed the halyards started to wear off the anodizing on the mast. To prevent this we bought rope terminals and fitted them to the mast. Since the openings were not prepared for rope terminals we had to do some filing and remove material. This was easiest done with a electrical drill and a rotating file (burr). We carried out this work with the mast standing on the deck which took extra time as we had to use ladders and climbing harnesses.

Our recommendation is to do the job with the mast down. Protect the areas close to the hole with some heavy cardboard or similar and if possible, use a router as it allows you do the work more accurately. Don't forget to use protective glasses and gloves!

 

1. This is what the original openings in the mast looked like, except one hole that already had a rope terminal.

2. The end result.