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Halyard Colors - Is there a standard?

I was wondering if there is set colors for halyards. I see alot of red fleck for mains, and blue fleck for genoas. Is there a stardard or is it just user preference. I have heard people say make sure you color code your lines. For me I will know the color code on my boat, but someone coming along will not, they might even use blue fleck for the main - you know what I mean. Is there colors for a spin top lift? How about a 2nd genoa? Or even the Spin halyard? Does anyone know or where a reference point would be?

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I'm not aware of a standard, and every boat I've been on is different. Maybe that's why I've seen sheets of preprinted self-adhesive labels in the stores, with the names of typical lines.

That being said, even in the absence of a standard, I've got my lines color coded. It's a lot easeir to tell a new crew member that the genoa halyard is while with blue flecks than "second from the left on the starboard clutch".

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Color coding

We have our port and starboard spinnaker halyards done in red & green (respectively) covers. Our other spinnaker strings are red fleck, jib sheets & halyard are blue fleck. Main isn't colored. Sometimes it comes down to whatever color they have enough of at the store. If you race overnights, it doesn't make too much difference anyway.
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