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 Post subject: Running Rigging
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:56 pm 
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I just purchased a 16 and am interested in replacing all the running rigging. I will use the boat only for pleasure. I already know what the lengths and diameters of the rope I should use, but what material should the line be made of? Should I use different materials for different applications on the boat? I would hate to spend to much on lines I don't need and I would hate to spend to little and have something go wrong. Thanks for the help


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:12 am 
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If you look at Murray's or West Marine or pretty much anybody that sells running rigging for dinghys or cats I think you'll be okay. The main halyard takes very little strain so I wouldn't worry about that much. The jib halyard carries quite a bit of load so you don't want to skimp on that one. And if you're thinking about replacing the sheets, whatever is low-stretch and puffy and comfortable to hold should be okay. Most of the time lines of that diameter will be listed as sheets anyway. :)

Anyone disagree or want to add their $0.02?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:39 am 
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I'll add comments for the sheets, specifically the main.

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I will use the boat only for pleasure.


To me pleasure sailing is when the wind is howling and two points of sail. One, closed hauled, how long/how far can we fly a hull without touching the water. The other, a screaming reach, trying to set a speed record. (This may not be you now, but in time I'd bet it will)

When racing we don't want to do a lot of "sawing" the main (in and out), as we're trying to maintain a constant attitude and carry speed. For me, when playing, I'm constantly fiddling with the main.

I'd do some research on yacht line (as Jamie says, specifically for use as sheet or main sheet) find what the options are and spend some extra money there. You can get some smaller diameter stuff that will whizz through your blocks or some big dia. puffy line that's easier to grip. There is also some that won't soak up a lot of water.

Just my two cents.

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 Post subject: Line type
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:22 am 
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Line lengths and a part number are shown for most lines in the catalog parts guides. They reference the suggested types of lines. Look at the part numbers and the catalog pages of line types.

Any Hobie Dealer will have access to our standard lines and most carry many types.

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