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Re: Mainsheet Salsa

Will be on the lookout this winter for a good deal on a new halyard. Actually, I have no problem with an original wire-rope halyard because of the low stretch. With the relatively large main on my boat, any stretch in the halyard really negatively affects the sail shape. The .4 stretch ratios on synthetics are acceptable, I just can't bring my cheap self to pay the ridiculous prices. A new wire-rope is around $140, a high-tech synthetic is around twice as much. If I thought a piece of standard double braid like Sta-set would work, I'd try it but the stretch ratios are just too high.

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