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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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