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post #6 of Old 05-25-2016
jwing
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Re: Can I use arborist rope for halyards and sheets?

There is no such thing as "arborist rope." Check the New England Ropes website. Under the Arborist tab, you'll see multiple categories, each with multiple rope choices. Some of those ropes, such as STA_SET and Endura, are listed in the Marine rope section, too. An arborist would be a fool to use those lines for self-protection, and New England does not recommend that they do. New England does sell dynamic rope for arbor work.

My boat came equipped with over-sized lines. The halyards were too big to make a proper cleat hitch on the installed cleats. The jib sheets were too big for their camcleats, resulting in difficulty in setting them and random releases. I downsized the lines and now everything is more pleasant and secure. Proper line is not so expensive, if you don't get into the high end racing rope.

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