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What is a good non-stretch line for a topping lift? Small boat, Precision 185.
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Re: Topping lift

A basic double braid polyester like Sta-Set should be fine for an application like that. Don't see the need for a low stretch line.
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Agree with the sta-set. After a couple of weeks you might want to tighten it up and you'll be fine. My boat has a wire topping lift that's fixed and left a foot short. The last part is sta-set with a becket block & cam cleat so that I can raise the end of the boom when not sailing.
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Re: Topping lift

If you are talking about a topping lift for the boom on a 18 footer it would be better to add a boomkicker and store the haylard on the end of the boom rather then adding another line to the mast and having the lift floping while sailing. if you do add a line then I would use a small Amsteel blue like 1/8" for less windage. the last line you would want to add is a fat double braid on a little 158 mast and boom

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Re: Topping lift

I've had an amsteel topping lift on Aeolus for several years now and am happy with the reduced weight and lack of corrosion. Old one was coated wire. Of course, my boat is a heavy cruiser compared to yours, but my point is just that the amsteel is so light and strong that it seems a perfect application. Money is negligible for it. I don't have experience with boomkickers. My running rigging is otherwise Sta-Set X.

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