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Replacing lines

I am replacing some lines on my 41 Morgan OI and would like some help. I need to replace the line on the roller fuller drum it is now a ¼” line and it is a bit hard to roll up so I want to increase the size any suggestions on size and type or manufacture "I can put up to a ½” line", Second one of my jib lines has some fraying it is ¾” I have been told by a few friends the lines are too big I like the size and it is easy to hold onto, but the question is what type of line would you use and why?
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3/8 is a good size for handling small line, I'd use that for the furler. 1/2 would be way oversize.

3/4 for sheets seems way oversize, 1/2 is probably good enought, I'd do 5/8.
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Agree with SailingFool on both counts (3/8" for the jib furler, 5/8" for the headsail sheets....though 1/2" would do).

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I am replacing some lines on my 41 Morgan OI and would like some help. I need to replace the line on the roller fuller drum it is now a ¼” line and it is a bit hard to roll up so I want to increase the size any suggestions on size and type or manufacture "I can put up to a ½” line", Second one of my jib lines has some fraying it is ¾” I have been told by a few friends the lines are too big I like the size and it is easy to hold onto, but the question is what type of line would you use and why?
For my 40 footer I use 3/8 dacron on the furling line and 7/16 dacron for the jib sheets. Both sizes have been more than adequate for the job.
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I am replacing some lines on my 41 Morgan OI and would like some help. I need to replace the line on the roller fuller drum it is now a ¼” line and it is a bit hard to roll up so I want to increase the size any suggestions on size and type or manufacture "I can put up to a ½” line", Second one of my jib lines has some fraying it is ¾” I have been told by a few friends the lines are too big I like the size and it is easy to hold onto, but the question is what type of line would you use and why?
First, does the drum turn easily by hand? If not, there is another problem.

3/8-inch line sounds fine - that is the I have - but the core was removed so that it still fits the drum. If you up-size you may find the the drum will not hold all of the line. Most chandleries will remove the core for you for a modest fee. Only remove the core from the portion that is on the drum when the sail is out, and perhaps even a bit less than that.
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I am real fond of NE Ropes Sta-Ste & Sta-SetX. 1/2" methinks would be plenty for genoa sheets. NE ropes website has a great sizing/type chart for applications on board; halyards, sheets, travellers, etc.
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Sta-SetX is way too stiff for sheets IMHO.
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Have ordered some dacron line very reasonable,should arive in day or so will post.marc
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BTW, I'd stick with 1/2 for the genny sheets. Have you tried tying knots in 5/8" line... not much fun and the knots are really heavy and pack a wallop.
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