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Use 3/8" Sta-Set-X.
Make sure you check the masthead sheave. If it has a v-shaped groove, replace it... also check the slot for wear or damage caused by the wire.
You want the line strong enough to be used as a replacement mainsail halyard or to go up on, in case you lose the mainsail halyard up the mast.
Sta-SetX is a good, affordable, low-stretch line...though it is a bit stiff for sheets...makes good halyards though.
Believe Denby wants to replace the topping lift with an all-line piece that is long enough to be led back to the cockpit. It probably terminates on the mast at this point in time. He's generally not too clear, but I've gotten used to interpreting for him.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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