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post #9 of Old 05-09-2008
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One of the best, economical lines for halyards is StaSetX. It is an all polyester construction line, but the core is parallel construction, rather than a double-braid, so it have very little stretch for an all Polyester construction rope. Unless you need the lightness and extremely low stretch of a Dyneema/Spectra/Vectran based high-tech line, save the money and get StaSet X.

Definitely check you're masthead sheaves and the exit slots to make sure the sheaves can handle rope without chafing it excessively and to make sure there are no rough edges caused by the wire portion of the old halyard chafing against the slot edges. .

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