Author Topic: Jib Halyard material  (Read 3056 times)

André Labelle

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Jib Halyard material
« on: May 26, 2011, 07:02:19 PM »
My boat has some king of non metalic halyard.  Not sure what it is.  Has anyone tried amsteel rope ?  What are owners using these days as replacement.

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André

Gregg Henning

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Re: Jib Halyard material
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 08:27:06 PM »
3/32"x 25'-2" wire - eye/eye

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Re: Jib Halyard material
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 03:58:34 AM »
We've been using Amsteel for the last few seasons, and I know of a few other boats using it, or something similar.

Denise Hammond

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Re: Jib Halyard material
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 03:02:26 PM »
I think that we are using 5/32" Vectrus 12 with eye splices in each end.  Vectrus was the choice of the person doing my splices.  It it works great except that the splices will fit through the block at the top of the halyard.  One great thing about it is that it does not get meat hooks that will cut your hands.

We are using Amsteel to lift the keel.

Phil
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