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"With some planning, these problems can be easily avoided. One solution is to have a small loop tied in the tether line, about a foot away from the tether's bitter end. This will provide an easy attachment point for a halyard, and it will let you cut the tether if it is under load. Another solution is to have a dedicated "halyard ring" spliced into the end of the tether. A third idea is to use a snatch block. Attach the snatch block to the taught tether line, then attach the halyard to the snatch block. You can raise the halyard without having to cut the tether line, and the snatch block will double your lifting purchase."
(Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 23, 2004 )
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