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Thoughts on increasing the furling line size?
I have a Harken Mk IV Unit 2 furler. For those of you with this furler, you know how wonderful the included line is (note intended sarcasm). I'm looking at replacing it with 3/8" XLS yacht braid as opposed to using 5/16" line (which is what's standard). The 5/16" is hard to grip. Other than the fact that this will create more bulk on the drum, are there any other ramifications?
Also, with regards to line choice, I was going with the Samson XLS since it's fairly easy on the hands. Would anyone suggest going with a higher tech, less stretchy line? While I'll use a higher tech line for halyards, I don't love the feel of it going through my hands...
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