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Line Selection Guide

Application Polyester & Polypropylene Sheets Polyester Double Braid Dyneema Blended Single Braids Dyneema Blended Double Braids Blended Core Double Braids Vectran Core Double Braids Dyneema Core Double Braids Small Diameter High-Tech Double Braids Small Diameter Double Braids
Racing
Main Halyard         Good Best Better    
Jib/Genoa Halyard         Good Best Better    
Spinnaker Halyard         Good   Best    
Mainsheet Good   Best Better Good   Best    
Jib/Genoa Sheet         Good   Best    
Spinnaker Sheet     Better Best Good   Best    
Control Lines   Good Better Better Good   Best Best
Performance Cruising
Main Halyard   Good     Better Best Better    
Jib/Genoa Halyard   Good     Better Best Better    
Spinnaker Halyard   Good     Better   Best    
Mainsheet Good Good Better   Better   Best    
Jib/Genoa Sheet Good Good     Better   Best    
Spinnaker Sheet Good Good     Better   Best    
Control Lines Good Good Better   Better   Best Good
Dinghy
Main Halyard         Good Best Better Best Good
Jib/Genoa Halyard         Good Best Better Best Good
Spinnaker Halyard         Good   Better Best Good
Mainsheet Good   Best Best          
Jib/Genoa Sheet Good   Best Best          
Spinnaker Sheet Good   Best Best          
Control Lines     Better     Better Best Good





Fiber Guide

Line Type Characteristics
Stretch Water Absorption Floatability Abrasion/Chafe UV Degradation CreepHand Feel
Polypropylene Fair Excellent Excellent Poor Poor Poor Fair
Polyester Poor Poor Poor Excellent Excellent Poor Good
Technora ExcellentPoor Fair Excellent Poor Good Good
Dyneema/Spectra Good Good Good Good Good Fair Good
Vectran Excellent Fair Fair Poor Poor Excellent Fair
Cordura Good Good Good Excellent Good Fair Excellent





Measurement Guide

Measurement Guide
Type of Sheet Measurement
Mainsheet (E+2) * Purchase
Genoa Sheet 1.5 x LOA
Jib Sheet LOA
Spinnaker Sheet 2 x LOA (as a minimum - we suggest up to +5' for up to 30' boats and +8' for over 30'
Asymmetrical Sheet (outside) 3 * LOA
Asymmetrical Sheet (inside only) 2.5 * LOA
Main Halyard 2P + Distance to the Clutch
Jib Halyard 2I + Distance to the Clutch
Spinnaker Halyard 2I + 20'
Tack Line J * 5


Please Note: Customer specified lengths are always preferred. These lengths and diameters are only recommendations and not specific to your boat.

This means that they may not work for your specific application. In an effort to help you buy sufficient lengths of line, we are providing a generic guide as a point of reference. Need help? Give us a call. 800.729.9767.






Diameter Guide

Application
Boat Size
10 - 18' 18 - 24' 24 - 32' 32 - 38' 38 - 45' 45 - 52'
Main Halyard 1/4 1/4 5/16 5/16 3/8 7/16
Jib Halyard 1/4 1/4 5/16 5/16 3/8 7/16
Spinnaker Halyard 1/4 1/4 5/16 3/8 3/8 7/16
Topping Lift 1/4 1/4 5/16 3/8 3/8 7/16
Mainsheet 5/16 3/8 3/8 3/8 7/16 1/2
Genoa Sheet 1/4 5/16 3/8 3/8 7/16 1/2
Spinnaker Sheet 1/4 5/16 5/16 5/16 3/8 3/8
Tack Line 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 3/8 7/16



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