Halyards & Sheets Guide THIS IS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY!
When choosing the material, construction and size of line for your yacht, you should take into consideration the following:
What its for - Halyard, sheet or Control Line
What you will be doing - Cruising or Racing
What is the Sail Area it is to be used with
The type of rig and set up (winches fitted or not)
The size of blocks and sheeves fitted
The feel of the rope
The guide below uses the Sail Area NOT Boat Length for Braid on Braid sold by us, and is the manufacturers recommended size.
|Diameters of polyester Braid on Braid to Suit Sail Area|
|Genoa /Jib Sheet ||8mm||10mm||14mm||16mm|
|Mainsail Sheet with|
This table is a guide only, please contact us for further information.
Sheet, Halyard & Control Line Lengths.
The lengths required will depend on the deck fitting arrangement and layout of your yacht.
A rough guide is:
|Jib||1 x boat length for each side|
|Genoa||1 x Boat Length for each side|
|Cruising Chute||1.5 x Boat Length for each side|
|Spinnaker||1.5 x Boat Length for each side|
|Spinnaker Guy||1.5 x Boat Length for each side|
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