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Pleasure Marine Line Selection Guide -

How Much Line?

Genoa sheets are generally 1.5 times the length of a boat. For non-overlapping jibs, one boat length is usually enough. Spinnaker sheets are usually twice the length of a boat. We recommend measuring all other running rigging.

Finally, We've included a Metric Conversion Chart to help you along.

Also, you should take a look at Choosing Your Halyards and the New England Ropes' Line Stretch Graph.

Metric
Conversion
Chart


3/16"
1/4"
5/16"
3/8"
7/16"
1/2"
9/16"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"
1"
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5mm
6mm
8mm
9mm
11mm
12mm
14mm
16mm
19mm
22mm
25mm


Wire Halyard Replacement Guide


Rope halyards are easier to handle and significantly lighter than wire halyards. Sta-Set X is an ideal replacement for wire halyards on cruising yachts. For race boats and large cruising yachts, use Spect-Set II or T-900
7 x 19 Wire Size
Sta-Set X Size
Spect-Set II & T-900 Size
1/8"
5/16"
6mm
5/32"
3/8"
6mm
3/16"
7/16"
8mm
7/32"
1/2"
10mm
1/4"
9/16"
10mm

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