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You''ll likely find that anything will "relax" with use. The more flexible line will simply be easier to use for the sheets, since it has to be handled more than the halyard does. (You hoist the halyard once a trip. You may tack fify times.) If your Sta-set X has sufficient diameter it may stretch less than an old wire halyard AND be a lot easier on the hands. More than likely, the new halyard will be strong enough to hoist the boat out of the water if you wanted to. Happy sails!