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spreader halyard size

what size line do you use for a spreader halyard
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Depends on what you are hoisting on it. 1/4" is probably fine for flags and such, but a radar reflector, which has some windage and some serious damage potential should it fall, you might want to go up to 3/8".
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You need anti-chafe on halyards on spreaders, I've found, particularly with those "rain-catcher" reflectors. They aren't too heavy, but plummeting from 20 feet up, they are a reasonable fascimile for an elaborate ninja weapon.
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