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1/8" Dyneema for Jacklines?
I'm getting ready to make/install a Sailrite stack-pack; and was wondering what a good jackline material would be? My sail is heavy dacron and so I'm sure the jacklines will be taking a strain when the sail drops down into the pack. Does 1/8" Dyneema sound like a good choice? I know it's probably overkill for strength; but it's relatively inexpensive (compared to a double-braid), low stretch and easy to put splices in since it's non-covered. I also want to minimize sail chafe so I figure the dyneema is about the softest/smoothest material.
I was planning to put in thimbled eye splices in instead of stainless rings; does this sound like a good way to make the Y's?