Wire broke in mast

sadlerbob

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Well replacing an old vhf aerial today the dreaded happened, about 3m broke and is still left in mast and jammed solid.
One thing after another at the moment.
bloody boats!!!!
 

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Hello Bob, I foolishly didn't check a mousing line recently for security when wanting to replace my whisker pole uphaul, I ended up getting a rigger to go up in a bosuns chair to lower down a weighted mousing line and the weight at the bottom did not appear to want to exit the mast, however, on releasing the tension on other halyards and internal ropes, with a short length of wire with a hooked end he deftly pulled it through. perhaps you could do the same or similar. I must admit I was most impressed with the rigger's whole approach, the whole action, up the mast with me winching the slack both ways and his threading etc. only took around 20 minutes, I was most impressed and really didn't mind his hourly charge with a little extra for his mileage! Cheers, Kevin
 

sadlerbob

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Kevin

They are looking at it on Tuesday.
Mel mentioned they might need to drill off gooseneck first then go from there.
 
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