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Anti-Torque line for A-Spinnaker

i have been thinking about getting a furler for my A-Spin. all of the furlers need a anti-torque rope installed on the spinnaker. does anybody have a ball-park cost (per foot) for an anti-torque line? can this be done DIY? what are anti-torque ropes made out of. there is very little info on Google about this.

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I've been looking at the same thing.

The anti-twist rope is available on-line, but it's pretty expensive, e.g., $5 per foot for 3/8 (9mm).

I talked to a rope company rep at a boat show and he said just one company in Germany makes it. He described it as being sewn through along its length, and having spectra or something as a core.

He said the ropes with parallel high-tech core might be OK, but regular double-braid would twist and untwist too much to be useful.

If anyone's got a better lead, I'd appreciate hearing it, too.

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try calling riggingonly.com. They might be able to help you, as they sell a lot of furlers for asyms and such.
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thank you both for those links. it is so strange that finding any information about anti-torque ropes is so difficult.

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