I was blessed to have come through the gulf coastís hurricane
Sally recently relatively unscathed. I do however have some running rigging
that needs to be replaced. My boat
is a gaff rigged schooner I bought a little over a year ago.
Itís interesting to me that the 3 ply line came through fine, but most of the smaller braided line has unraveled and is toast.
Here is my question. Is there a fool proof way other than a tape measure to determine the line diameter? I currently live 4 hours from the boat
. Where she is berthed there arenít dependable chandlers to get the needed replacement line. Iíd like to order a bulk spool to have delivered and take it down with me but I donít know whether to order 3/8 or 1/2 inch? They are so darn close in size I donít know why both are available but suspect there is a good reason that for now escapes me?
Does anyone have some suggestions on how I can determine what to order? Iíll attach a pic with a tape measure but nor sure that will really help.