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    Posted: 13 Jul 2021 at 8:29am
Just bought Buzz 414. Trying to sort through it. Can anyone tell me if the jib halyard is meant to be wire or rope? Currently I have a wire in the jib, then 6mm dyne ems on a purchase system to the mast foot - this I presume then goes onto another purchase system at the mast foot to set the tension? Current issue is there’s no loop etc to attached the halyard to the tension system…. Any help appreciated!!
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Stringthing,
The jib should have a wire internal in the sail which connects to the halyard.  The halyard is wire (fixed to the mast approx 30cm below the spinnicker halyard) with a swivel and a block at the top to allow the jib to be furled. The top swivel/block gives the halyard a 2:1 purchase and the wire halyard then leads to mast foot as you say, where there should be a short piece of rope (again fixed to the mast base) running through a block and hook to attach to the halyard wire eye). The rope then goes back to the mast base, round a fixed turning block rivetted to the mast and up through a jam cleat.  The mast base system give the rig tension another 2:1 purchase - there is no further tensioning once on the water so it does not get run back through the boat like an RS or Fireball.  Hope it helps (sorry no photos).
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Hi, thanks for your help. It appears ours has been converted to a dyneema halyard. We’ve sailed with it like this a few times now… but I’ll look at changing it to wire if everyone thinks it’s necessary….? Currently it holds rig tension well enough.
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