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You said they are for jib sheets? What's the sail area of the jib/genoa? Find out what kind of load you have and think weather or not you'll be able to hold it w/ a 1/4" line. That's getting pretty small for jib sheets. On a "Fun 23", not an issue, on my Merit 25 w/ a #1 up in 18 kts, it's a completely different story.
Do you have winches for the headsail? Do you sail w/o gloves?
Single braids are nice but don't last nearly as long as the double braid.
Mafiola has some good stuff.
All of these are good on grip, lightweight, strong, float, but get chewed up by a winch.
Edit: small line hockles less, has less friction around smaller blocks, is cheaper, etc. Honestly, I wish I used 1/4" on my mainsheet instead of 5/16".
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"
Last edited by zz4gta; 04-07-2010 at 04:05 PM.