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Re: Rigging

Nothing I hate more than a boat where all the lines are cut from the same spool. Trying to untie the inevitable knots is much easier when you have different color lines.

Secondly different uses require different lines. They aren't all the same, and despite some cruisers recomendations Sta-set is some of the most expensive line on the planet when sized for breaking strength. Selecting proper line is critical for a boat to work at its optimum, AND is less expensive than just buying off a spool.

Primary considerations for different uses
Halyards - low stretch, light weight
Traveler - hand, low water absorption
Main Sheet - low stretch, low water absorption
Jib sheet - able to be put on a winch, low stretch
Docking lines - nylon

For all lines, remember, if you are paying someone to splice anything but three strand line you can probably learn to splice it pretty easily.
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Re: Rigging

Here's a link to Cajun ropes - the best prices I have seen anywhere for lines.

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Re: Rigging

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Nothing I hate more than a boat where all the lines are cut from the same spool. Trying to untie the inevitable knots is much easier when you have different color lines.

Secondly different uses require different lines. They aren't all the same, and despite some cruisers recomendations Sta-set is some of the most expensive line on the planet when sized for breaking strength. Selecting proper line is critical for a boat to work at its optimum, AND is less expensive than just buying off a spool.

Primary considerations for different uses
Halyards - low stretch, light weight
Traveler - hand, low water absorption
Main Sheet - low stretch, low water absorption
Jib sheet - able to be put on a winch, low stretch
Docking lines - nylon

For all lines, remember, if you are paying someone to splice anything but three strand line you can probably learn to splice it pretty easily.
That's true......but what's he have, like 3 or 4 lines in the cockpit. It's a 25 macgregor. Any VLS DOUBLEBRAID will meet all the criteria. It's 96 cents a foot at West. I color code my lines so I agree with you. I was a rigger on a three masted tall ship, 1000's of feet of white 3 strand. I work the deck of a tug and barge, all 3" blue 3 strand or 12 strand. he needs 300 feet plus. I would look for a remnant or halfspool( box) in Boat's and Harbours. But I'm a low budget sailor who keep's his lines to a min. I have three lines in my cockpit, 2 jib sheets, they are easy to tell apart because one is on the port and the other starboard. and a main sheet, EZ to pick out because it's aft center.
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Re: Rigging

I'm not sure exactly what is .94 at West marine but it seems expensive. Cajun's XLE is comparable to Sta Set or Samson XLS and 3/8" is .54/ft.
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Ya, the 3/8 sta-set is .96 a foot. I Agree with the cajun price and quality, but can you buy it at cut lengths or is that bulk?
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Any length you want. I haven't purchased from them but will soon. Best prices I have seen and you can mix colors. I have not heard anything negative about the product or their service.
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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.
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I have been looking at Cajun Ropes and i cant find the price per foot. Also i just learned the West Marine will match the price of any website. So if anyone knows of other websites that sell line for under 1.29 per foot that would be much appreciated.

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The price is right there in the 2 columns to the right. Cajun Ropes

What size are you looking for?
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Re: Rigging

Samson XLS is $0.74 per foot for 3/8", at Defender. Cajun Ropes XLE seems to have similar strength for $0.54 per foot. Interesting.
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