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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

happens all the time...salesman who go by "common" practices and rules giving a crap about you really want.

example you took a laptop with PHOTOS
you took in your sized line

and you still came out with full blown what its seems like "racing rope"

this is because new line has gone to stronger, smaller, lighter wieght, stiffer and different braids for general running rigging

one of my golden rules is to AVOID ALL SALESMAN ANYWHERE ANY PLACE ANYTIME

especially when YOU are shopping around and searching for replacement stuff...

only(until) when you have a question should you ask, and even then avoid making decisions based on what one "salesman" pro says...the best way to shop, especially online these days is go by reviews by users with your same boat or equipment etc...

here is the deal...you are stuck with the rope you have...so either get used to wearing gloves all the time and new line materials and how they feel compared to old

oooooooooooooooooor sell off that line and again buy or try getting line you feel is a better fit.

Only one comment for the place you bought this line is yes it is true that most go 1 size down in size for a given halyard or sheet because 1 you "save" some money, and 2 you save weight but mostly because materials today have much less stretch and are stronger for the same size.

that has been a standard for some years now.

cheers

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