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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:55 am 
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Two questions: What diameter line is must used for the jib sheet? What is the thinest anyone has used, comfortably?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:49 am 
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You can find all the line lengths and dimensions on the NAHCA site at:
http://www.nahca.org/hobies/hobie16_linelengths.htm

While Hobie uses 5/16" for the jib sheet I prefer to use the 1/4" line on my jib sheet. I think anything smaller might be too hand on your hands.

I replaced mine with Yale Lite line this year, which is awesome. I like it a lot better than the Ultra-lite – but both are huge upgrades over the stock line.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:00 am 
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1/4" line has the advantage of running through the blocks easier; 5/16" line is easier on the hands.

I've been using 5/16" Marstron - a single braid polypropolene line that's lightweight (floats), doesn't absorb water and it's cheap. Comes in a bunch of colors.

It does tend to wear quickly, though. My mainsheet is 3/8" Marstron and it's just about toast after a couple of seasons.


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