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Re: Topping lift loads?

Originally Posted by capta View Post
OK then Alex, I'll just drop my roller furling main every day and do that from now on. Now why didn't I think of that? Such a simple solution, too.
The OP has a MacGregor 25. It never occured to me that a boat that small would have a furling main (and I don't believe that it does). I'm offering him advice.

There are very different ways of rigging a small boat vs a larger one. The loads are extremely different too. A topping lift on a small boat does not need to be complex or extremely beefy. A bit of 2000lb breaking load 1/8" dyneema does the job better than just about anything else.
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