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Melges 24 Halyards and Forestay

Melges 24 Halyards and Forestay

We Custom Make Rigging When You Order It
If you would like to use a line type, diameter, length or configuration different than what we have listed below, give our Customer Service Department a call at (800)729.9767 and we’ll be happy to customize a solution for you.

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When Will Your Order Ship?
APS will contact you with within one business day with a day-definite shipping date for your rigging order. All rigging orders are processed on a first come, first served basis and our shipping dates are determined by the current volume of orders in our Rigging Department. Please be aware that at the peak of our season (May - August), rigging times may exceed three business days.

For quicker navigation of our available options, you may choose from the list below or scroll through this page for all of our class legal Melges 24 rigging options:

Halyards and Forestays
Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard Hardware Melges 24 Jib Halyard
Melges 24 Jib Halyard (Use with Fixed Forestay) Melges 24 Spinnaker Halyard Melges 24 Forestay
Melges 24 Main Halyard





Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard

Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard
Diameter: 3/16"
Line Options:
Yale Vectrus 12 High Performance Uncovered Vectran single-braid provides zero stretch with zero water absorption
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75; minimal stretch with zero water absorption


Our Melges 24 Main Halyard is made with 3/16" Vectrus 12 that is eye-to-eye spliced with 3/16" Amsteel Blue. There's a reeving eye on the Amsteel Blue section for ease of installation and the Vectrus 12 section has Yale Cover for tying to the sail.

M24104 Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard: Vectrus 12 Price: $144.13



Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard Hardware

Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard Hardware

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Melges 24 4:1 Main Halyard

Melges 24 4:1 system consists of:
  • Spliced main halyard - M24104 (Available Above)
  • Navtech Trigger Shackle
  • 40mm Carbo fiddle with a PVC boot
  • 40mm Lower Carbo Fiddle with Becket and Cam Cleat

    The shackle snaps to the inline eye splice on the halyards once the sail is up. It attaches to an eye strap on the hull to starboard of the under deck mast support. Use our suggested 4:1 Main Halyard available above or 5’ of a 3/16” - 1/4” line of your choice.

  • H2655 40mm Carbo Fiddle Price: $37.88 H2658 40mm Carbo Fiddle w/Cam&Bec Price: $104.94
    H369 Stand-Up Boot, Medium, Black PVC Price: $10.34 NT719 719 Supersnap Price: $89.78



    Melges 24 Main Halyard

    Melges 24 Main Halyard
    Diameter: 5/16"
    Line Options
    Yale Crystalyne High Performance Vectran core provides zero stretch with a durable polyester cover


    Our original main halyard is made from 5/16" Crystalyne, a durable, zero stretch line, perfect for halyards where you don't want it to slip. Available in a stripped or non-stripped version, they have a reeving eye on one end and the other is whipped for durability.

    M24101 Melges 24 Main Halyard: Crystalyne Price: $145.76 M24102 Melges 24 Main Halyard: Crystalyne, Stripped Price: $201.28



    Melges 24 Jib Halyard

    Melges 24 Jib Halyard
    Diameter: 3/16" 7x19 Wire

    Our Melges 24 Jib Halyard is made with 7x19 3/16” wire with aircraft eye for attachment to the sail. For attachment to the jib tensioning system we install a sailmaker eye; above the eye, we drill a small hole and install a 1/8" wire loop for attachment to a halyard leader for changing sails.

    If you need a hoisting tail, we make ours with 1/4" Yale Conception that has a reeving eye for installation and we will splice the tail to the wire loop for you.

    M24201 Melges 24 Jib Halyard: 7x19 Wire Price: $121.97



    Melges 24 Jib Halyard (Use with Fixed Forestay)

    Melges 24 Jib Halyard with Hoist Tail
    Diameter: 3/16"
    Line Option:
    Yale Vectrus 12 High Performance Uncovered Vectran single-braid provides zero stretch with zero water absorption

    For use with a fixed forestay system, this jib halyard is made with no-stretch 3/16" Vectrus 12. We link the Vectrus to 3/16" Conception tail with two eye splices and end whip the Conception for durability.

    M24203 Melges 24 Jib Halyard: Vectrus 12 w/ Hoist Tail Price: $99.38



    Melges 24 Spinnaker Halyard


    Melges 24 Spinnaker Halyard
    Diameters: 1/4" (6mm) or 3/16"
    Line Options:
    Paraloc-Stingray High Performance Dyneema SK-75 cover and core; interlocked braiding of cover to core; zero stretch or water absorption
    Yale MaxiBraid Plus High Performance UHMWPE (Spectra) core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover
    Marlow Super Pre-Stretch Mid-Range Performance Pre-stretched Polyester provides slight stretch with low water absorption; runs quickly
    Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75/ Yale Cover Only 5/16" for tail, minimal stretch with zero water absorption


    The Melges 24 Spinnaker Halyards are available both tapered or not. Non-tapered versions have dual end whips. Tapered version has a reeving splice. The AmSteel Blue is available covered or uncovered. The uncovered version has a equiplite swiveling shackle. The covered version is covered with Yale Cover Only for a good grip.

    M24301 Melges 24 Spin Halyard: Super Pre Stretch Price: $59.00 M24302 Melges 24 Spin Halyard: Maxibraid, Tapered Price: $133.40
    M24304 Melges 24 Spin Halyard: Tapered w/ Equiplite Price: $306.98 M24305 Melges 24 Spin Halyard: Covered Amsteel, Tapered Price: $150.08



    Melges 24 Forestay

    Melges 24 Forestay
    Diameter: 3/16" 1x19 Wire

    Our Melges 24 Forestay is made with 3/16” 1x19 wire with sailmaker eyes on both ends. Melges 24 Class Rules state that the luff wire length needs to be between 8,520mm - 8,700mm; ours is made just under 8,700mm. If you would like to specify a different length, please contact us at 800/729.9767 and speak with one of our Customer Service Representatives; they'll be happy to set you up.

    M24620 Melges 24 Forestay Price: $124.80 M24621 Melges 24 Dyform Forestay Price: $183.09

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