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a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag

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The halyards slackened, and, though it all happened very quickly, I could see them sag beneath the weight of his body.
He cleared the sheet, and was free to return, slightly downhill now, along the halyards to the mast.
Captain Dettmar, springing aft, lifted the coiled mainsail halyards from their pins and threw them, ready to run, on the deck.
Then it was, the danger past, and as the Kanakas began to coil the halyards back on the pins, that Boyd Duncan went below.
When upgrading your sheets and halyards to the latest Dyneema lines or other toughened line varieties don't forget the jammers.
The Spinlock Winch Feeder is an effective way to use non-aligned winches for multiple halyards.
Unfortunately, the halyards will probably not be tight when deployed and clipped to the stowed position pad eye, but often the lanyard can be wrapped around the top leg up high and then clipped to itself to keep it tight.
Braided nylon is the most popular halyard material for T-top outriggers.
They make sure the halyards aren't twisted, and they hold the flags out and free on the side opposite any breeze, so the flags don't get blown back and tangled into the halyards.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, and with the halyards secured, the flag crew becomes a bunch of noisy kids again, scurrying off to homeroom.
Somewhere, halyards telegraph a high-pitched--paean
The wind in Atico, Peru, is filled with the smell of salt and the sound of metal halyards slapping against their boat masts.
During a hoist, Clark's responsibilities include pulling the halyards up through the jammers (while the mast person bounces to take the weight off) until they hit the top of the mast or forestay, and making sure the halyards are at the correct tension.
The cruisers offer easy handling with such features as electrically-operated winches and an efficient deck layout integrating 'deck recessed' halyards and sheets led back to their handling winches.