I looked up blue water yachts online catalog for line for the V17, and it sells the same line for every boat... So I don't trust the lengths are correct for the V17 specific, but they had these measurements listed:
Main Halyard 5/16" line 66' long (way too long for this mast IMHO)
Jib Halyard 5/16" line 50' long (again, too long too much left over IMHO)
Main Sheet 5/16" line 45' long ( I wouldn't know because I haven't rigged my
boat, so I don't know what all is involved with running the line)
Jib Sheet 5/16" line 46' long ( again, I dunno, but if everything is running back to the cockpit, could be right, I suppose)
This brings up my next question, what is the block system for the main sheet/boom? My hobie runs a 6:1 and a traveler car. I don't even know what to expect the V17 to look like when rigged. Joe, I'll go back and look at your pics, but does someone have a close up of their main sheet rigged up?
Anyway, I think I'm going to use 1/4" line on the halyards and either 5/16" or 3/8" on the sheets. My catch phrase is "wingit" so, I suppose that will apply here as well..
I have an old halyard from the hobie that was damaged, but I'll be able to cut it down for this.
On the jib, is there a cable that runs along the inside of the luff? Or is it just all cloth or rope? Also, to raise the jib, is the only block involved the single block on the tang? Again, my hobie has a 4:1 block system, don't know what the differences are. However, the more I learn about Hobie sailing and rigging, I'm still learning about sailing as a whole, so I'm a lot more informed now than I was a few months ago just from that experience.
Thanks, more later