Europe Halyard Solutions
I started this project wondering how to make a reliable Halyard using Rooster's Zero (UMHwPE heat treated and solution dyed) equivalent to some of the best Dyneema® on the market.
Luckily I had some expert help from Derek Clark who was happy to share some of his work for the RYA, and together we tested and made a solution for the Europe. I have had one on my boat since March 2021, sailed in lots of breeze over the season in my bid to win the UK Europe National Championships just 25 years since my last title. On inspection the excellent stainless bead has only polished the Zero that takes the strain and offers me a very lightweight custom solution at the same time. It's easy to make a quick adjustment to maximise the height of the headboard as well. Check out the video below - I hope you find it instructive.
The video pretty much spells out how to make the halyard. The kit is available from our UK store here.
A nice lightweight 2mm halyard line (reduces windage) is available here.
Also used in the video are Rooster Serrated Scissors.