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Old 06-05-2019, 00:35   #1
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Learning the lines

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I need to replace all the lines on my new boat as theyre a lovely brown colour but Im new to sailing and im unsure what sizes and types I will need.

If someone can point me in the right place to find out it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Learning the lines

Another very useful book to have onboard

Don't have it in front of me but likely to contain the numbers you want.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boat-Data-B...=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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Re: Learning the lines

Jim,

This might be a good start. The article and the highlighted yellow link towards the bottom of the page give further reading material. (Open up the "Read More" highlighted green + link)

I tend to trust what the JG website suggests and have bought from them before as they have been around for some time.

https://jimmygreen.com/86-sheets
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Re: Learning the lines

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Good morning,

I need to replace all the lines on my new boat as theyre a lovely brown colour but Im new to sailing and im unsure what sizes and types I will need.

If someone can point me in the right place to find out it would be much appreciated.

Thanks

How about just washing them first, then determine if they need to be replaced. Possibly sail the boat to see if they need to be a little longer, ease of handling, etc. before you replace them. If the lengths are fine, you have at least 1 dimension for each. For line diameter look to see if the fit the sheaves/blocks properly. Many times the lines are too big to properly pass through the blocks. I'm sure others will have more ideas but a starter.


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Re: Learning the lines

I did wonder about that, but mine normally turn a green colour over the winter. It did strike me someone might have done the lot with one big roll of brown rope.

I bought a kit car like that once. Fibreglass body so pos and neg wires needed rather than just using the body shell as the earth return. Yep the first owner wired the whole car in black Trying to do a temporary re-wire at the side of the road after a small electrical fire was fun.

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Re: Learning the lines

Jim,
Could contact Bruce Roberts to see if they had a suggested rigging specs for both standing and running rigging for your Spray. Again would only use this a a general reference/starting point as you'll find out very soon if they did the rigging to spec or not.


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