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I am replacing most of running rigging now that I have the boat back in the water from complete bottom job.
The manual I have lists combination wire and braided line for halyards, but the boat came with just braided. I feel the existing lines may be too large, 9/16". I have not been to the top of the mast to check the sheaves, but sure need to. Can anyone share what they are using for halyards and sheets? I would really appreciate hearing from MAINESAIL.
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John Maschek
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John:

I replaced all of the running rigging on my 1981 CS36T last year. I went to all rope - no wire at all. Much easier to work with. Sheaves on CS36T are easily accessible - some may need replacing if they are chipped.

Did you find the CS36 manual? I have been collecting and archiving everything I can find on the boat. Would be happy to share if want anything.

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line size

I am new to sailing and am refitting a 82 36T (Kingston). What size and type of lines did you use. My sheets seems kind of large at 3/4. Docklines as well. I am thinking of 5/8 for both. Halyards will be next, what did you use for yours?

John:

I replaced all of the running rigging on my 1981 CS36T last year. I went to all rope - no wire at all. Much easier to work with. Sheaves on CS36T are easily accessible - some may need replacing if they are chipped.

Did you find the CS36 manual? I have been collecting and archiving everything I can find on the boat. Would be happy to share if want anything.

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John most boats originally came with wire to rope halyards but the newer line technology now makes all rope halyards a better choice. If you go with a high tech line such as Warpspeed it will be stronger and will not have any more stretch than wire.
Go to the Sampson or New England rope web sites where you will find lots if info to educate your self.

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John: Here are CS's original specs for running rigging. I used a low stretch polyester (can't remember brand). As a cruising sailor, I felt I did not need top of the line. As Gary pointed out, your local chandlerly will have a selection.

Main Halyard Wire 54’ Wire - 3/16” 7x19 SS
Ropetail 55’ Rope – 7/16 Dacron
Braid – Yellow Fleck Spliced direct into Merriman shackle 390 Whip

Genoa Halyard Wire 55’ Wire - 3/16” 7x19 SS
Ropetail 53’ Rope – 7/16 Dacron
Braid – Yellow Fleck Spliced direct into Nocro Fico snap shackle NF-15000S Whip

Topping Lift Rope 107’ Rope 5/16” Dacron
Braid White Spliced direct into Nocro Fico snap shackle NF-11000S Whip

Main Sheet Rope 90’ Rope 7/16” Dacron
Braid White Soft eye for becket of block Whip Lewmar 9257 Fiddle
Lewmar 9267 Fiddle & Becket

Genoa Sheets Rope 55’ Rope 5/8” Dacron
Braid Blue Fleck Whip Whip

Flattening Reef Rope 37’ Dacron Green Fleck
First Reef Rope 47’ Rope 3/8” Dacron White
Clew Outhaul Rope 3/8” Dacron Black & Yellow Fleck
 
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