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does any one have any information on weather polyester composit double braided line is good for running rig
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Most running rigging is polyester double braid. It would help if you said what specific line you were talking about.

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Mauriprosailing has some very good line selection guides, you probably can get all the answer to your questions there.


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i am replaceing all my running rig. halyards, sheets,
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For halyards, you might want to get high tech line with a Dyneema, Spectra or Technora core. These lines are very low stretch, and lighter weight than polyester line, making them very good for halyard applications. A good line would be something like New England Ropes T900.

For sheets, Sta-set, which is a polyester double braid, is a good line... If you want something lighter and higher tech, something like NE Ropes Endura Braid is really nice, but expensive.

BTW, it would help if you said what size boat it is. One vendor that sells running rigging that is supposed to be pretty good is Canjun Trading. Their website is HERE. IIRC, they make their own line, and do not resell any of the major brands, like NE Ropes, Samson, etc.

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I've got a '81 30 ft. Hunter and it needs new sheets for the main traveler...?
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I've got a '81 30 ft. Hunter and it needs new sheets for the main traveler...?
I hear silk sheets are the best, but I personally prefer high thread count cotton.


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Actually, Ian was recommending satin sheets...
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Actually, Ian was recommending satin sheets...

Have you ever tried to engage in carnal activities on satin sheets?


Ever tried to swim with a Crisco'd watermelon? About the same...........
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I'm not the one recommending them...

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