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SloopJon, don't you wish SN would either have a better search function or fix the Unread messages feature so we didn't miss so much?

All, thanks for the feedback. I may give them a try. The post that mentioned several inches of stretch caught my attention. That seemed like a bit much, so I tried to look it up. We will use 5/8 sheets, btw. Cajun claims their line to be Low Elongation as opposed to NER, which I have now, which says Low Stretch. Is there a place with more data than that?
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All the lines have % at loads figures to make comparisons BUT they do sometimes make them hard to find

Cajun also has a much higher end line of material
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Re: Cajun ropes

I have never used Cajun Ropes, so I don't know anything about them directly. But as I understand it they use Nova Braid as a manufacturer, and they have an exallent reputation. Their prices seem to be very reasonable, and the options seem to be reasonable.

Before I did anything though, I would highly recommend you consider getting rid of double braided polyester lines (sta-set and the ilk). While polyester has been a good standby for cruisers for decades, modern lines are much stronger and much cheaper than many realize.

For most applications a modern dyneema/spectra line can actually be much cheaper than the polyester lines it might replace. My new halyards for instance cost 2/3 as much by going to tapered endurabraid as the sta-set would have cost. And have a fraction of the stretch, are thinner so they run through blocks easier, are much more uv stable, and don't absorb water.



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I'm Glad to hear. I just re-rigged a Cal 36, all hallyard's, sheets etc. We saved over 500 dollars buying a spool on some web-site. It came to about .20 cents a foot. All 5/8. I'll check on Cajun next time I just need one line or what ever.
Capt. What did ou need 5/8 for on a Cal 38? That is massive stuff for that boat. Heck you could pick up the entire boat with a piece of that line, without coming close to breaking strength. I would be concerned that none of the other hardware would be sized appropriately for something that big (blocks, sheaves, clutches, ect).
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Re: Cajun ropes

It's better than sta-set. If you're not going to spring for a high-tech low-stretch line, it's the best deal I've seen out there.

I do find it a little harder to splice than sta-set, but not too bad.
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we use cajun, good product and speedy service
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Re: Cajun ropes

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The post that mentioned several inches of stretch caught my attention. That seemed like a bit much, so I tried to look it up. We will use 5/8 sheets, btw.
Stretch isn't as big a problem with sheets as it is with halyards, particularly for a cruising boat.

We're using 3/8" Sta-Set for the heavy air jib sheets and the mainsheet. We have no complaints.

Cannot speak to Cajun ropes, as I've never bought nor used any.

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