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Amen to that Stan... definitely like the new Spectra-based lines for halyards... stronger than wire, lighter than rope, with about the same stretch as an all wire halyard.

TB- Have fun... hope it is a windless day when you go up...

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All my halyards and working rope is Dyneema...all of it...zero stretch, very lightweight...I am happy with it..why don't you guys use it also?

http://www.roostersailing.com/mercha...egory_Code=dyn

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Spectra, dyneema...basically six of one, half-dozen of the other... very similar in characteristics... both are forms of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene... and it does stretch, about 1-1.5% depending on what rope it is, and the construction method.

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Yes Sir! It is done! The sheaves seem happy too. Hope Giu is right about Dyneema.
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Yes Sir! It is done! The sheaves seem happy too. Hope Giu is right about Dyneema.
Off course I am...I have all my ropes in Dyneema...its light and strong...just remember if you can, have the 2 diameter system, where all the light thin rope goes up the mast, all hand contact rope with thicher section.

Even my back stay is 100% dyneema...all of it..

Everything that goes up is lower diameter dyneema, including all 6 halyards.



The back stay also, from mast top to inverted V and inside stern purchases (2 of them).



Then once it goes to your hand, it goes to a larger diameter, but still dyneema.





I like it a lot...

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...just remember if you can, have the 2 diameter system, where all the light thin rope goes up the mast, all hand contact rope with thicher section.
So far I only have a couple of Dyneema/Spectra lines on board, one is spliced onto a much thicker line for handling. I have to learn how to do that splicing trick. Being a poor cruiser, I worry about UV weakening the lines, so the first two are a bit of an experiment, but I'm not going back to wire. I have a colleague in the club who has his entire rigging in fibre.
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Yes..the UV may be a problem...but not that serious..I believe you're in Europe, right?? I am in the hottest/sunniest country in Europe and years go by before I need to replace them..you're OK..Besides, I only replace the outside lines..all the inside mast are normally ok
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Hotter and sunnier than Brussels? Impossible
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Are you kidding me??? or are you serious???
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Are you kidding me??? or are you serious???
We bathe in the light of the European Commission who still surround themselves with white-hot technology.
Brussels - land of the mid-night solarium.
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