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What size line recommended for jib sheets?
I think mine are 1/2". They're pretty thick and it makes them easier to handle, but it also makes it harder for the sails to fill in light winds. I have a 155% "drifter" and the sheets are much thinner, like 1/4".
Oh, and is there anything I can soak the halyards in to get rid of the green mold/mildew and not rot the threads?
I hear soap and water is surprisingly effective. One thing I've heard, but am yet to try, is to put your lines in a mesh bag and put them in the wash.
I think you don't need to worry about products rotting your lines, which are probably made purely of synthetic materials, no?
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