• 30 Aug 2020 10:01
    Reply # 9199664 on 9191341

    Thank you people for your advice I’m going with 10mm, the next issue to sort is, all halyards go back to centre cockpit, there is a winch mounted on the gas bottle locker, to the rear of cockpit, I can’t see that working as the locker is built of 3/4 “ plywood, adequate for a gas locker but not sturdy enough for much else, I shall see, also I can’t see how the halyards from the foresail will get back,  without a row of “washing lines “ across the foredeck. No doubt things will become clearer when I start to rig, 

    thanks again for all the advice


  • 28 Aug 2020 08:34
    Reply # 9195490 on 9191341

    I have changed 12mm fore sheet by 10mm, but I kept the 12 mm main sheet wiich is stopped by cam cleats and sometimes hard to handle.

  • 28 Aug 2020 06:30
    Reply # 9195356 on 9191341

    Just more of the same kind of comment but on the 53 sq m sail on Footprints we originally had a 12 mm halyard. When renewing the halyard I changed to 10 mm line, , just regular braided polyester, there is no need for pre-stretched, or spectra with a junk rig. Because I used a winch for the last part of the sail hoist I found the sail no more difficult to handle with the 10 mm line, which was more than strong enough. Also as Bruno has mentioned I found the halyard did go through the blocks more easily which I also but down to less friction. I also changed the sheet from 12 mm to 10 mm and had similar findings.

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  • 27 Aug 2020 08:27
    Reply # 9193298 on 9191341

    Previously, on Lakatao I used a 12 mm rope for a three-strand hoist on the 50 square metre main halyard. Now I use 10 mm to avoid friction in the pulleys, the grip is a little less good, but still satisfactory ( I don't use a winch, I hoist at the foot of the mast).

  • 27 Aug 2020 00:29
    Reply # 9192798 on 9191341

    I'm using 10mm with a three part halyard on my 580 sq. ft. main. It seems ample.

  • 26 Aug 2020 20:53
    Reply # 9192316 on 9191341

    One thing to bear in mind is the sheave size. If they match the 10 mm rope then 12 mm may be too tight in the sheave and cause problems by not running smoothly.

  • 26 Aug 2020 15:24
    Reply # 9191594 on 9191341

    I might conceivably specify 12mm on the 60 sqm main, though I started with 12mm and then  reduced to 10mm on Tystie's 54sqm sail with 3:1 halyard, as the use of a self tailer means that the heavy final part of the hoist isn't done by hand hauling.

    For the foresail and mizzen, 10mm is ample.

  • 26 Aug 2020 13:40
    Message # 9191341

    I’ve just about to place an order for the new halyards for Colne Spray, I’ve used the schedule supplied by Alan Boswell.

    However the rope supplier has questioned the 10mm size specified, they feel 12mm would be correct, any thoughts please, there is a cost implication, but you don’t ‘spoil the ship for a ha’penny of tar’


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