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Why an internal halyard?
Posted by Charlie Jones on Jun 11, 2007
I've built an Eastport, with the sailing rig. I think an internal halyard on that boat is way overkill and a completely un-necessary complication. You'll find more friction and you weaken the mast down by the partners where the halyard must exit.
I'd go external- the rest sounds workable, although I'd think if you have access to a TS the birdsmouth method would be simpler. But your idea will most certainly work.
In Response to: Re: Eastport mast and boo by Steve on Jun 11, 2007