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Shiny!

I bought new, color-coded line for my sheets today. Next week will be new lines for the halyards.

Man....it's so hard to walk out of that store without whipping out the plastic and going NUTS!
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Gotta have pics when installed.

Now step away from the plastic.
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What colors did you go with?

I through my headsail sheets in the washing machine this off-season and am very impressed with their new "shine".
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I bought new, color-coded line for my sheets today. Next week will be new lines for the halyards.

Man....it's so hard to walk out of that store without whipping out the plastic and going NUTS!
Oh yeah! I completely agree with the shiny lines. Good cordage can really spruce a boat up and is one of those items that I never regret spending money on. As for going nuts with the plastic, learning to sail is easy compared to resisting that temptation in a good chandlery.

P.S. I hope you won't mind a commercial plug, but don't forget to compare prices at the Sailnet store. It helps to keep the lights on here.
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My advice is freeze the card in a block of ice, when you decide you want something put it out on a plate and watch the water ice melt. If by the time you can get the card you still want the item go buy it. The last thing I bought this way was an ice pic, now i get what I want much faster.
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P.S. I hope you won't mind a commercial plug, but don't forget to compare prices at the Sailnet store. It helps to keep the lights on here.
It's true...I've had really good luck buying from SN. Great deals.
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I'll be sure the check out the store. Thanks for the reminder.

My boat's pretty simple.

Red- Port jib sheet
Green- Stbd jib sheet
Blue- Main sheet

I'll probably go with-

Black- Main halyard
White- Jib Halyard
White- All mooring lines.
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New lines are fun! Have to admit that half of it is in the sp(L)icing and whipping... there's just something kind of 'zen' about it. This was the season to replace some of our running rigging as well. Thank god for the local chandlery 'seconds and spool end' area! Best scores were two perfectly sized lengths of 7/16" validator for new jib sheets and a close out on 10mm Maffioli swiftcord for new spin sheets!

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New lines are fun! Have to admit that half of it is in the spicing and whipping... !
What kind of spices do you use on your running rigging? I'm partial to cajun myself - Dom Prohdom's is pretty good. Also, do you use a food processor for whipping or a hand wisk?
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on the mooring lines - i ended up making the midships spring line a different color from the rest. It was the result of saying to various willing but ignorant crewmembers "No, the OTHER line is the first one to put on the piling", Now I just have to say "Get the blue one on first". Much easier.
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