Prevents halyard wraps. Fixed to the top of the stay, the wrap stop eliminates the need for a halyard fairlead, and reduces potential halyard chafe. The wrap stop also prevents unnecessary horizontal pressure on the top swivel, which could generate bearing fatigue.
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