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Re: Running rigging replacement
Depending on how cheap/old/stretched your line is, it may measure to 1/4" when it started at 5/16.
I strongly recommend against using 3/8" line on your Cat 27, the sheaves really aren't wide enough for it. Also instead of sta-set, or sta set x, look at VPC, if you find it on Ebay, or wait for a sale (usually around March) VPC is a better choice that is still pretty inexpensive. Stick with 5/16 and use VPC, or find something that stretches less than Sta-set.
i find it amazing that cruisers be like, oh I don't care I'm just out cruising, I'm not trying to get that last 0.5 knots.. well OK, but if you run with ridiculously loose halyards you are also running with baggy sails and suffering from LOTs of HEEL and not a lot of forward speed.
That's my worthless $0.02
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Last edited by SHNOOL; 01-02-2017 at 09:26 AM.