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  1. What kind of halyard line?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello Sailnet experts, we need to replace the halyards, main, spare, and jib as they're pretty worn out. The snap shackle opened on the jib while sailing, and when I used the spare halyard to hoist up the jib again, it basically fell apart internally (though it still held). The boat is a 40'...
  2. Heaving Line Knot(s)

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey all, I have a life ring on the aft of my boat, and of course I have a heaving line on it. My line is 100 ft long. My question is, how do I tie the other end to my boat, and still properly stack the rope? How do I stack the rope such that I can uncoil and throw it in very short order? I'd...
  3. Spinlock XT clutch problem

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a Spinlock XT clutch on my 28 foot sailboat. I've been experiencing slippage of the jib halyard (left side of this double clutch) and when I went to inspect it today (the boat is tarped up for winter) I noticed that in fact the cams of both sides of the clutch are not engaging the line...
  4. New halyards for an S2 7.9 what to get

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm not a nationals level competitor, but I want to buy "decent" equipment for my boat. The boat has what appears to be 10+ yo halyards (and they are green from growth, as well as chafing really bad) they are obviously in dire need of replacement. Anyway, I don't have tons of $$ to spend. I...
  5. Newbie rigging reefing line

    Gear & Maintenance
    Good Morning Sailnetters, I'm off to the marina after work today. The projects are 1) rig a reefing line 2) new gasket bead for thermostat, 3) check oil, 4) new hull #'s, 5) find electrical fault with knotmeter & depthsounder. I know I'll never accomplish all of that. Basic question is on a...
  6. Best line for jib sheets

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have the need to change out my jib sheets on my Hunter 450 (9/16" line). I would appreciate any input on rope selection. I am really not current on what is out there these days. I will also be changing out my furling line as well as others over the next year. Is there a lot of difference in...
  7. Barlow Self Tailing Winches - not tailing properly

    Gear & Maintenance
    We bought a '86 Irwin Citation 38 last year. The boat's owner didn't do much maintence, I imagine the winches were never serviced. We know that the barlow (2 speed) self tailing winches don't self tail properly. One doesn't do it at all and the other - the line constantly slips. We are...
  8. Line and metal thing identification?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, I recently bought a new boat and it came with a lot of awesome stuff, but I can't identify what this thing is. It looks like it may be used for climbing, but there is a separate mast climbing harness. Any ideas? Thanks, -Nate