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I need halyards and sheets. Looking online there is way too much selection and the prices varies like crazy.

I just need some freaking rope. Can anyone recommend an apropriate rope type for halyards? I have a 20 foot boat. It's old and slow. I don't race. I just want to sail. I don't have a million dollars, but I will spend $100.00 on a each halyard if that is what it takes. Just wondering if that is indeed what it takes.

How about sheets for main and genoa? I don't suppose any rope from the hardware store is appropriate? I found some nice (looking) Nylon braided rope at my local TSC store that looks just like the sheets that my boat has on it now. Easy on the hands too.

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For Docklines - stretchy rope - ie Nylon

For Halyards & sheets, not so stretchy rope - come by many different trade names

yale has a product selector and separates it out by boat size & use (ie cruising vs. racing)

Pleasure Marine - Yale Cordage

New England Ropes also has a selector

New England Ropes - Pleasure Marine

Basically find the least expensive not so stretchy rope.

Hope that helps

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StaSet, 5/16", what ever colors you want. You don't want nylon rope for your running or standing rigging, you want a polyester double braid at a minimum. Anything thinner than 5/16" is going to be hard on the hands... you could possibly go 3/8" but you'd need to check the sheaves on the mast to make sure it can handle the thicker line.

If you want relatively low stretch halyards at a good price, get Sta-SetX, which is a parallel polyester core, polyester cover rope with much lower stretch than a double braid and a bit better strength. Don't use it for sheets, since it sucks for sheets, as it is too stiff.

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The sheaves for halyards will do up to 1/2". Sheaves to 3/8" for main sheets, up to 1/2" for foresail.

I am thinking 5/16 for halyards, 3/8" for sheets. I am considering this rope for everything: Cajun Trading Company, commercial and pleasure marine cordage rope products, Boating and Yachting Supplies (this was recommended by a sailnet user of like mind via PM)

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They're not too bad... I have a local company here that I deal with that has much better prices, but they don't ship. Earlier this year they had 10mm T900 for less than $2.00 / ft., and only charge $10 per splice.

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The link I provided was only $0.51 a foot for 10 mm (3/8") rope...

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I just drove by the West Marine Outlet store and picked up 280' of 3/8 Sta-Set for $00.14 a ft. 5/16 was $00.11 also picked up 200' of 5/8 anchor rode with stainless thimble for $54.00 along with a few other goodies I didn't need.

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T900 is a spectra/dyneema core line, similar to their Spectra Lines, which are $1.83 a foot currently. However, T900 is from a major manufacturer and about 30% stronger than their product.

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I need halyards and sheets. Looking online there is way too much selection and the prices varies like crazy.

I just need some freaking rope. Can anyone recommend an apropriate rope type for halyards? I have a 20 foot boat. It's old and slow. I don't race. I just want to sail. I don't have a million dollars, but I will spend $100.00 on a each halyard if that is what it takes. Just wondering if that is indeed what it takes.

How about sheets for main and genoa? I don't suppose any rope from the hardware store is appropriate? I found some nice (looking) Nylon braided rope at my local TSC store that looks just like the sheets that my boat has on it now. Easy on the hands too.

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