Not to meet people - but to redo the running rigging
on our boat.
Unfortunately, and I apologize for replowing ground seen already, I've misplaced or lost
the file I started when people were kind enough to refer me to various sources for running rigging
, shortly after our wreck..
The storm pretty well flayed all our running rigging, and I'm looking to replace it all. We're going sailing (back in the water
, all systems go, but still a pretty long to-do list before leaving permanently) tomorrow with what we have - but, as above.
Chiefly 9/16 and 7/16 lines, except for the furler
and topping lift
, I'm thinking along the lines of stay-set or stay-setX, endura or the like. We're just cruisers, so "state of the art" isn't critical, but I'd like something which doesn't stretch much, and has good abrasion and UV resistance.
I've got a Port Supply account, but their prices aren't any better, usually, than can be found with a bit of looking. If you were re-rigging your boat, who'd you use (or suggest based on observation of someone else getting good service
Secondly, we're going to replace our jack line. We're of confused mind, as we've got a vinyl coated line similar to a stanchion-based lifeline currently. It's held up for many years - but like stanchion lifelines
, you can't see if it's rusting - and the coating has cracked in some places, showing rust, so that's the presumption.
Leaving it on deck
without a cover, a stainless wire would rust for sure, staining the deck
. OTOH, leaving a webbing jackline there risks UV degradation. As we don't expect to sit in any one place very long, bringing it in when we throw out the hook, and resetting it usually won't work - so we expect it will be a permanent fixture on deck.
I've heard of some of the newer exotic running rigging lines being used for jack lines - and even standing rigging (that's not an interest point for us, just a data point WRT strength).. If there's no stretch (long deck = lots of stretch potential), and they're designed for long exposure, perhaps that's a better way to go.
Who's done any of the three, and why did you choose that?
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