Most riggers use New England's tightly braided, low stretch, 100% Polyester cord as a messenger line.
It is highly UV-resistant and can withstand the elements for long periods. If you prefer to expose a leader rather than expose expensive halyard lines that are not going to be used for long periods of time, make sure you check the halyard leader regularly.
Hi, this is Kyle from APS and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of our Halyard Leader.
This is a 2 mm by New England Ropes. When you're replacing running rigging on the boat, running new halyards, new outhaul through the boom, you will always want to remove your halyards with these either tied to the reeving eye that's in the end of your halyard, or by securing and taping it to the end of the tail, pulling this through the mast or the boom with lots of length at either end. Tying these off and when you're ready to install the new halyard, tie this onto the new halyard and to the reeving eye, or you're going to be lashing it and taping it to the end and pulling it back through the mast.
This is super strong, it runs free. If something gets snagged, it's not so stretchy, you can pull it back and forth. It's UV stable and in addition to using this as a reeving line for installing lines, it's a fantastic and inexpensive utility line. Available in two colors, this is Halyard Leader by New England Ropes.
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