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Old 27-09-2013, 06:02   #1
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West marine sale.

well, looks like i will buy my spinnaker halyard today.
Fantastic Friday Bulk Rope at West Marine

does anyone know of a place that sells cheaper line then this west marine sale?
otherwise i will be headed there...

this is also a heads up to anyone else.

any reason i should not use this?
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...1#.UkV1tRCwW9g
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Old 27-09-2013, 06:17   #2
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well, looks like i will buy my spinnaker halyard today. Fantastic Friday Bulk Rope at West Marine does anyone know of a place that sells cheaper line then this west marine sale? otherwise i will be headed there... this is also a heads up to anyone else. any reason i should not use this? http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...1#.UkV1tRCwW9g
Not unless your local chandelier is having a similar fall sale or will meet the price, always worth the ask.
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Old 27-09-2013, 06:19   #3
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Not unless your local chandelier is having a similar fall sale or will meet the price, always worth the ask.

i wish we had one. the nearest one is over 2 hours away.
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Old 27-09-2013, 10:00   #4
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Re: West marine sale.

Rigging Only looks like they have similar prices. I got that West Marine email notice, and was checking out the prices on 3/8" Sta-Set. West, and Rigging, each are pricing it at $0.74/ft. I need a spool of it, but can't find the WM full-spool price. Rigging Only is a good outfit, so I would make the decision based on shipping and availability. Of course I only looked at one particular line-type.
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Old 27-09-2013, 10:03   #5
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Re: West marine sale.

i am eyeballing the 1/2" sampson LS for my spin halyard.
SAMSON ROPE LS & LST Yacht Braid at West Marine
$0.70 a foot.
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i am eyeballing the 1/2" sampson LS for my spin halyard.
SAMSON ROPE LS & LST Yacht Braid at West Marine
$0.70 a foot.
I don't know your boat well, but 1/2" Samson LS (medium-stretch poly double-braid) seems a bit light for a spin halyard on a 45-ft boat. I would get some advice from a rigger who is familiar with your boat, or look at the boat specs if you can find them.
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Old 27-09-2013, 10:33   #7
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Re: West marine sale.

i have neither one.
i used a few sites sizing guides, for the size recommended for cruising, not racing.
i also used the math formula for the spin control lines, and came to 3200# in 25 knot conditions. does the halyard experience more load then the control lines? i could do 5/8" for .25 more a foot, or step up to VPC 11MM for even more. i am not experienced in line sizing, and my halyards are all stainless cables now.
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i have neither one.
i used a few sites sizing guides, for the size recommended for cruising, not racing.
i also used the math formula for the spin control lines, and came to 3200# in 25 knot conditions. does the halyard experience more load then the control lines? i could do 5/8" for .25 more a foot, or step up to VPC 11MM for even more. i am not experienced in line sizing, and my halyards are all stainless cables now.
Yes, the halyard has way more load than the sheets. Control lines are light on a spinnaker to help keep the shape in light air. The halyard isn't weighing down the sail so don't need to go light. It needs to hold together when things go pear shaped (e.g. knockdown).

You need to consult a rigger I think. Either that or find a rigging supplier that has already sized for your boat.
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Re: West marine sale.

you may also need to replace your sheeves if you switch to rope.
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Old 27-09-2013, 12:35   #10
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Would the 5/8" yachtbraid be good enough then?
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Old 27-09-2013, 13:11   #11
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Re: West marine sale.

so u only get screwed by a 300% markup on 'fantastic friday' at WM instead of the usual 500%?

**sigh** i miss the good ole days when i thought the staff were smart and friendly and it was the place to shop.

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Would the 5/8" yachtbraid be good enough then?
I don't know. You have 3 choices I can see:

Ask an experienced rigger.

Ask another knowledgeable owner of same boat.

Check with a supplier that has already researched your specific boat. West Marine Rigging may have the answer if you ask them.
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Re: West marine sale.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...53217764,d.b2I
New England Rope specs. them out at 3/8 - 7/16 Sta-Set or Sta-Set X if you want to go up one grade.
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Old 28-09-2013, 05:22   #14
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Re: West marine sale.

i talked to west marine, for cruising, they said 1/2" yachtbraid would be fine. thats what i ordered, 100' of 1/2" yachtbraid, $70 lol. cant believe how cheep it was by the foot.

when it comes time to replace ALL the running rigging, i will get a nice spool of something good. this will work for now.
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