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Old 08-02-2012, 18:13   #1
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Sheets and Halyards Best Deals

I need to replace the main halyard and sheets. Any suggestion on best prices?
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HMP have good prices

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VPC made by New England Ropes is about the best bang for the buck when it comes to halyards. It has just enough Vectran in the core to control stretch, but not with the high cost that a pure Vectran cored line would have. Priced about the same as the old standby Sta-Set X, but with a lot less stretch. West Marine as well as others sell it.
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I've had good service and price from Milwaukee Rigging on Ebay. eBay My World - mkerig101
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VPC makes a good choice and is the best bang for the buck halyard rope around. Your mainsheet can be any old thing. I use Samson Trophy because it is easy on the hands.

For mainsheet purposes Dyneema or Vectran based ropes are a waste of money.
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I've had good service and price from Milwaukee Rigging on Ebay. eBay My World - mkerig101

Best place that I have found, great service. Can be purchased w/ a barred d shackle as well...Michael..
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Rope Inc. for Marine, Boats, Yachts, Climbing and Architechtural

was good when we check delivered on time.
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This is a little off track, but I miss my hemp for sheets !! LOL just sayin it was cheap and soft !! hear theres some around but I never see it !! just a oldtimers memorys LOL Bob and Connie
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Watch for sales. I got an Endura halyard a couple years ago for the same price as VPC.
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This is a little off track, but I miss my hemp for sheets !! LOL just sayin it was cheap and soft !! hear theres some around but I never see it !! just a oldtimers memorys LOL Bob and Connie

You want hemp? Why didn't you say so? Psssst . . . . . cotton is softer.

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VPC makes a good choice and is the best bang for the buck halyard rope around. Your mainsheet can be any old thing. I use Samson Trophy because it is easy on the hands.

For mainsheet purposes Dyneema or Vectran based ropes are a waste of money.
We agree on VPC for halyards, but I have to disagree that the mainsheet "can be any old thing." I think VPC makes good sense for sheets as well. It will last longer than "any old thing," and therefore pay for itself over time on a cruising boat, especially a boat with a large sailplan.
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Why would a VPC mainsheet last longer ?
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Why would a VPC mainsheet last longer ?
Lower stretch (which translates into reduced chafe), higher UV resistance, greater strength.
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OK so there are three items.

- lower stretch has nothing to do with durability but yes, the stretch is lower
- higher UV resistance cannot be relevant because both forms of rope share a polyester cover which appears to be a common 12 plait braid.
- higher strength has nothing to do with durability, but yes VPC is stronger. If it did everyone would be buying PBO or Dyneema 90 mainsheets.

The best mainsheet is any polyester rope with a matt finished cover.
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I love these Forums. Thanks so much to everyone for the halyard discussion.
Suggests on how many feet to order with mast 43' DWL and how to replace the existing main halyard
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