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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

if it werent for shipping down here Id be all over that...ajajaja
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

Your old lines were probably larger in diameter than when new. A common mistake is to replace them with new ones of the same diameter as found. You may have gotten some savvy advice from the salespeople, after all.

I made the mistake of replacing an old keel pennant with sta-set of the same diameter as the line that was removed. The replacement was too tight around the blocks and I ended up buying a new, nest smaller size line and learning a lesson about matching the diameter of a new line to an old, fuzzed-up line.
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

I think the issue is getting to learn and feel the new line versus old...

doesnt sound like the op got any sort of racing rope or braids or materials, simply new stuff
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

ANother that one has to worry about. How many go up a line size, BECAUSE it is easier on the hands, only to find out the previous owner did the same, so now you are trying to be two sizes bigger in diam than speced.......oh boy!

ANyway, not a fan of sta-set or some of the other equals. Many seem to be somewhat spongy, in that they can soak up water. Be it rain or sray/waves etc getting on the boat. So sometimes the smaller diam higher tech lines are better from this standpoint. I do not know too many that like wet cold hands, especially if one can sail in the winter months like I can, in upper 20-low 40F temps.

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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

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Originally Posted by Lomcevak View Post
From my receipt I got:

-StaSet
-StaSetX
-StaSetCC
-StaSetSC

Although, the letters after the 'StaSet' may be colours. I'm not sure.

I'll try and get more information on them later.
Other than a reasonable objection already noted about sta-set for sheets these were probably the cheapest lines you could have bought. Sta-set is basically the entry point for line. There are some specialty lines that can be cheaper, but not unless you are willing to learn how to do taper splices, and dyneema end for end splicing. Doable certainly, but not something that is really all that common outside of high end racing boats, and the cost savings are pretty minimal.

And while I don't like it, sta-set is a pretty common choice for sheets as well.
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

Which store was it? Steveston or Worst Marine?

Or somebody else?
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

I know people here can be pretty picky about their lines, but I think it's a stretch to call Sta-Set a bad choice for a beginning daysailer. He could have done a lot worse. It is a shame if he got a different diameter than he likes, but he could see that before he bought it. He should have checked the MacGregor manual or user group for recommended line sizing before purchasing. That's not really the store's responsibility.
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