Halyard replacement

When replacing the halyards I found the winch (spool) to have a small counter-sunk screw in the center; what is the purpose? The old halyard runs through a hole and is knotted; Is that correct? Does'nt that inhibit seating the crank handle completely? The screw does not seem to have a purpose as it is now. Any help would be appreciated.

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Don't know about the screw, but when replacing the halyards, mak

Don't know about the screw, but when replacing the halyards, make sure you pull the bitter end to the left of the winch to knot it so the right side is clear for the crank Bob New FS 5143 Merritt Island Florida Fleet Captain Fleet 179

First thing, "Nautical" Bob New was my Flying Scot mentor, and h

First thing, "Nautical" Bob New was my Flying Scot mentor, and here I am sailing and racing Scots almost 20 years now ...guess I'm hooked! Regarding halyards, do follow Bob's instructions with needle nose pliers in hand. Know it is advisable to purchase new halyards from Flying Scot Inc. They come with the proper length and new shackle swaged on sure and fast ...plus the price is right and it with directions. Cheers! -Michael http://www.FlyingScotSouth.com Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA