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saurav16 07-16-2007 10:52 AM

What size line to use
I need to buy new line for cunningham and out haul. What size line should I use? can I use 1/4 inch or 3/16 inch or is that too small? Also what size should I use for my reefing lines? Thanks!

Gary M 07-16-2007 11:10 AM

What size boat ??
I think you will have to tell us what size boat you have, 1/4" is pretty small for anything bigger than about a 20 footer. That small will be hard on the hands.

saurav16 07-16-2007 11:17 AM

It is a catalina 27 '79.The reefing lines are not there and the outhaul line is no the appropriate line and its too short.

cardiacpaul 07-16-2007 12:09 PM

saurav16 07-16-2007 12:13 PM

Thanks CP what should I use for Reefing lines?

rhaley 07-16-2007 12:19 PM

Factory Catalina 27 reefing lines are 5/16".


cardiacpaul 07-16-2007 12:21 PM

1/4 or 5/16

cardiacpaul 07-16-2007 12:21 PM


post 1982, are 5/16"

rhaley 07-16-2007 12:32 PM

Thanks for clarifying CP. My boat is an 82, and all my associated manuals and notes are at least that "young" :)


cardiacpaul 07-16-2007 12:38 PM

i know the feeling
mines a '76, I have socks older than that.

best source of info is,, and a couple of yahoo groups.

I found a complete manual on the web, what a pita to read. Oh well, such is life, eh?

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