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I put my mast up last year without the spinnaker halyard. However it was actually blue polypropylene rope which strikes me as a bit nasty.
So if I fork out for new rope what diameter can I get away with? Also I am thinking of running two halyards one for the existing spinnaker at the top of the forstay on the 3/4 rig. But also one at the top of the mast. The idea is that if I can get hold of a light weight, full height, genika I might be able to sail in sub-10kt winds.
Also to make the whole thing easier to handle I was thinking about running the halyards to clam cleats on the base of the mast but running back so they can be ‘addressed’ from the hatchway.
Can I get away with 6mm? That is just over a tonne of tensile strength..
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