I decided to replace all the Catalina’s rigging and install an ‘all lines aft’ systems. As I was installing a CDI Furler, I needed to purchase only 1/2 of the ‘all lines aft kit’ from Catalina Direct. The first project was to remove the stainless steel mainsail/jib halyard lines and replace the old sheaves at the mast head with new 1/4 inch line friendly sheaves.
Removing the bolt holding the old sheaves in place.
The bolt removed.
I kept the two old sheaves in best condition and used them as spacers. The old ones are no longer needed because I am installing a CDI Furler.
View of the mast head – Anchor light and VHF Aerial.
View of the mast head. Note, the new sheave is on the starboard mast side, I plan to install the ‘all lines aft’ on the Starboard side.
Close up of a new sheave.
Mast head view of the two new sheaves.
The new and old sheaves in place.