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Has anyone got any ideas for stopping halyrds slapping the inside of the mast, usually detectable all through the friggen night in any bay where theres more than a slight jobble.

Im thinking some sort of expanding filler below the lowest exit box, or some other thing to dampen the noise. Theres only the one electrical wire that comes out at the base. Sole mounted mast.


Problem is definitely on the inside.

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Way back in a small cat we had, came with packing foam chips in the mast, which I suspect was to stop ropes slapping. It worked but at times halyards were harder to pull with bits of foam flying out of the exit pulley. Good question, I wonder how spar makers deal with it. VP might have some clue.

That is to help prevent the mast filling with water if the cat is flipped, making it very hard to right..
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