Because our 30ton boat is traditional we have quite a few 3 strand lines. Our main and fore sails
are 630sf and approx 480sf respectively and use 1/2" New England Rope
polyester 3 strand for sheets. Same for staysail sheet, halyard
, and gaff foresail halyards.
OTOH The jib
sheets, Jib halyard and main halyard are 5/8" in this amazingly low stretch 3 strand polyester stuff with an olifin core
that is soft on the hand called promaster by Sampson Rope. Made for arborist use. Green fleck. I know Very Low Stretch and 3 strand don't usually go together but in this case it's the Olifin core
that makes for low stretch. Dirt cheap
too. Sampson used to also make it in plain white for the traditional yacht/tall ship market but now only do plain white in special runs. Tomorrow I'll track down the source we got it from at a great price.
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