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|02-28-2012 06:49 PM|
New England Ropes has one too.
|02-26-2012 10:10 PM|
Originally Posted by sck5 View Post
Like skc5 said:
Mauri Pro calculator
|02-26-2012 06:20 PM|
|sck5||Mauri pro has lots of on-line calculators and guides. Useful for an overall view of what you might want and what options there are.|
|02-26-2012 05:07 PM|
|zz4gta||What you need, is nothing more than 1/4" diameter. What feels good in your hand is up to you and your crew. I use line from 7/64th to 3/8th on my 25 footer, but most of that has to do with low stretch and low weight. If you're not concerned with that, then buy a spool of 3/8th sta-set and be done with it. Use it for the whole boat. Not a great line, but it works.|
|02-26-2012 04:16 PM|
Thanks for all the help, everyone! I'm sure I'll have lots more questions as we roll along..
|02-21-2012 01:33 PM|
|Barquito||Low stretch line more important on halyards than on sheets. Hand-feel (line size, fuzziness, etc) more important on sheets than on halyard, unless you tune your halyard a lot.|
|02-21-2012 11:30 AM|
|HPLou||My previous boat was an '67 Islander Bahama 24. I believe the halyards were 3/8" rope attached to 3/16" wire. You should check the sheaves to verify the size wire or rope they will handle.|
|02-21-2012 10:37 AM|
Hi and welcome aboard.
You may want to talk to a shop that sells running rigging as there is more to it than just diameter. Different types of line have different strengths and strech ratios. I recently replaced all my 3/8" diameter halyards with 5/16" lines made of Dyneema which has higher ultimate strength and less strech than the old lines. West Marine has a pretty good guide to lines in their catalog that would give you a pretty good place to start.
St Anna is right too, you have to use a diameter that will fit the sheeves too.
|02-21-2012 09:40 AM|
|HUGOSALT||Echo St Anna...Welcome aboard and enjoy your new love!|
|02-21-2012 05:11 AM|
Well, I would go as big a diameter as will fit through the sheaves. Thin lines may be plenty strong enough but will shred your hands. So I would say use 10mm if possible or 8 mm if 10 mm is too big. 12mm is nicer but will definetely be too thick to fit.
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