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post #11 of Old 05-18-2013
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Re: Best line for jib sheets

XLE is fine for jib sheets, but it isn't as good as XLS or Sta-Set. In particular it has a lot more stretch than XLS for about the same price (Fisheries Supply sells XLS for about the same price or less than what Cajun sells XLE for). When it comes time for halyards I would get XLS at a minimum.

If you primarily sail in heavy winds then going with larger lines makes sense. Here in Seattle we have a lot of light air and so the weight of the sheets does matter.

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