Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nanaimo B.C.
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Re: Classic Yacht Running Rigging
My coiling of long halyards was the problem as I make longer coils than short asssed deckies and the rope has such a memory . No core ,eh. the lay just lengthend out (increased pitch) Tried to wind a turn or two into it when gaff was down by turning it thru each sheave.,didn't help .Five years with navy surplus manila and 30 years of double braid so I wasn't just shoving off. Spliced commercialy for the fishing fleet too. Others in the area went to the poly hemp looking stuff. Not as good long term UV ,I think.