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5/8" nylon makes a good anchor line. Halyards of 3/8" are fine and big enough to be comfortable in the hands. And you never want stretch in a halyard as zz4gta posted.
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I wrote up a good explanation including the math behind sizing a halyard here:
New Halyards | sailingit.com – Sailing
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i need to set a 350 lb pyramid anchor from my 30 ft. sailboat. can the main halyard handle this kind of weight? i only need a few inches to clear the deck and lower it into the water. my main halyard is new 5/8 braided nylon which should be more than capable of holding the weight but what about the rest of the rigging? anyone have any experience with something similar???
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