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Old 02-08-2006
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What Kind of Line?

I am a new boat owner. I recently purchased a MC Scow, and it needs new line for all the controls. I have been looking around online and there are many options. I know what sizes I need, I am just not sure what type or brands are the best. I might be racing this summer, once I get the hang of it. But for now mostly just pleasure sailing. Also I would like something that is economical. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Jason
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I just bought new jib sheets from layline.com. Call them at the number on their website, and they''ll give you their recommendations. They carry several brands and qualities. I found them helpful.
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Layline is in Raleigh NC where I live...they are a great group of people and they stand behind what they sell. I have recommended them to many people and have no qualms about doing so.

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Let me also add, though, that being we are here enjoying this board provided by the new people at Sailnet that it might be a great idea to give them the opportunity to help with recommendations.
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I agree with Kokopelli, give Sailnet a chance at your business. I find the site more difficult than it used to be, but at the same time we are using this board for our benefit. Nothing is free, so at the very least they should get a chance. No free ride, but a chance!
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I should say that I checked with sailnet before buying elsewhere, but they had just re-opened, and at that time weren''t selling cordage on the website. I agree that we should do business with them whenever we can. I believe they are selling cordage now.
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Control lines

Racing in a scow, there's probably lots of "psych-out" stuff that people have: super thin kevlar this, and super cool purple spectra that. For some of the controls, like the outhaul, for example, it may be important to have as little stretch as possible in the line. For others, (centerboard pennants- I don't even know if MC scows have them) the line will be so short that it's not important-- anything you find will work. One caveat with the new "super" synthetic lines is that it's easy to go to thinner stuff, trying to save weight. The problem comes when the thin stuff ends up cutting into your hands, or not being as comfortable to handle when you go to make an adjustment, so you end up making fewer adjustments than might be desireable. Look at the other boats in your fleet, talk to some of the guys, talk to the guys at SailNet, and then pick out what works for you. Maybe even start the season with the old lines so you can determine what needs attention from actually using it.
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I appreciate those users recommending giving SailNet a chance to fulfill their rigging needs. We are working to make the site easier to use. In the mean time, please find the lines we offer at:

http://shop.sailnet.com/index.php/cPath/421_422

Call 800-597-1781 for help or if you can't find exactly what you're looking for.

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