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JMN412 05-28-2012 04:17 PM

Rigging
 
About how much line is needed for a 25 foot sailboat?

jsaronson 05-28-2012 07:10 PM

Rigging
 
to replace what? sheets, halyards, dock lines?

Minnewaska 05-28-2012 07:19 PM

Re: Rigging
 
Do you have a furling head sail, a traveler? Even the specific blocking used for the mainsheet will drive a big part of the answer. Not enough info to give a good answer.

It's also unlikely that each line will need to be the same diameter and possible not the same material.

Capt.aaron 05-28-2012 08:00 PM

Re: Rigging
 
Get a spool of 3/8 doublebraid sta-set dacron. It will work and you'll find it online for pretty cheap.

JMN412 05-28-2012 08:09 PM

Re: Rigging
 
I am sorry for the lack of detail in my original post. I am a new boat owner, and I am currently in the process of restoring a 1978 MacGregor Venture 25. All the line on the boat is in need of replacing. I have a furling mainsail and I am not positive about the traveler.

Capt.aaron 05-28-2012 08:13 PM

Re: Rigging
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMN412 (Post 876840)
I am sorry for the lack of detail in my original post. I am a new boat owner, and I am currently in the process of restoring a 1978 MacGregor Venture 25. All the line on the boat is in need of replacing. I have a furling mainsail and I am not positive about the traveler.

I bet your sheaves are 3/8. It should work all around. I bet all your blocks are 3/8. Take a piece to West Marine and hold next to the 3/8 and check. Then search on line for a spool. If it's smaller, then get a spool of the smaller stuff.

delite 05-28-2012 09:02 PM

Re: Rigging
 
Our C27 uses about 275 feet of 3/8 rope
No spinnaker setup. Also about another 65 feet of 1/4 for the furling line

afrinus 05-28-2012 09:12 PM

Re: Rigging
 
You can check your boat's running rigging details on Sailboatowners.com

Here's the link:

Running rigging

Pete

jsaronson 05-28-2012 09:34 PM

Rigging
 
while it is easier to buy a spool of line, I like having lines with different colors in them, especially when trying to tell someone else which line to adjust (the red one). It will take some measuring ahead of time but will make life easier for years.

Capt.aaron 05-28-2012 10:03 PM

Re: Rigging
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jsaronson (Post 876874)
while it is easier to buy a spool of line, I like having lines with different colors in them, especially when trying to tell someone else which line to adjust (the red one). It will take some measuring ahead of time but will make life easier for years.

Thats true. Not so important on a little McGregor. You can color code with sewing tags or tape, dye etc. The price difference is huge.


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