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Replacing lines

Would like to replace my outhaul & reefing lines.
I have a 38'' Irwin CC with approx. 342 Sq. feet of mainsail. Would like ideas on line size and makeup of line to use.
Have been reading Sailnet, BoatUS & West Marine Catalogs. Although helpful I''m still undecided.
Now I am looking for info. from the real sailors out there that have done this.

Ray (Dream Catcher)
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Replacing lines

You should be fine with almost any 3/8" or 7/16" polyester double braid. I would consider doubling the cover at the reef cringles, reef turning blocks and at the cleats where chafe is at its greatest.

Jeff
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Replacing lines

Thanks Jeff,
Located the original sheet on what Irwin recommends.
Will be going with that recommendation and the double braided polyester that you suggest.
Thanks again.
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