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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:47 PM
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I have gone to gorilla tough for sheets. 50 lb test. It is supple and holds knots well.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:08 PM
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I use the tiny SailsEtc stainless bowsies with 20lbs for toppling lifts, no problems.
I use 50 & 80lbs with standard bowsies no prob, but I believe in using a purchase system in high tension applications, such as backstay, jib halyard ( though I use holes in the mast to adjust rake), and jib luff tension.

There is a fantastic quality 130lbs line, as thin as 80lbs. But is really expensive.... Varivas GT Max PE10. 600 yards is $299...

Failing that, PowerPro is affordable, but for applications where you'd use. 130lbs, suppleness s not required ....
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 12:43 AM
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OOOOoooooooohhhhhhh......Mmmmyyyyy ......I have alot to learn

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I run a sailsetc bowsie 130lb test on the booms leading to a hair bead which will not slip for adjustment,then there is a loop spliced in the end of both sheets that slips over the bead this way you can use any weight sheet you so care with no slipping,the big plus here is when derigging the sheet adjustment remains on the booms after slipping off the sheet loop,when popping different rigs as in the IOM class the sheet settings are already there on every rig.If you like how the boat sailed last week well the trim is there.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:51 AM
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There is a fantastic quality 130lbs line, as thin as 80lbs. But is really expensive.... Varivas GT Max PE10. 600 yards is $299...

Failing that, PowerPro is affordable, but for applications where you'd use. 130lbs, suppleness s not required ....[/QUOTE]

Here is a link to my CJ #503 page http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1727959&page=4 which shows some line I purchased for my new boat. It was very inexpensive and the line for the standing rigging is very supple. I put a knot in it to test it and had no problems tying the knot or with the strength of the knot. The line for the standing rigging is used on downriggers for fishing, it mics out at .0215 inch.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:46 PM
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thank you guys for all the options, looking forward to hearing what others use, very interesting.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Type dynema fishing line Ebay,colours free shipping any weight you want $15.Even multi coloured spools.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Remember that you get what you pay for...

Some of that Ebay stuff is cheap qulity, with rough opdn weave, and quite stiff, not what you want for sheets.

Best value for money in my opinion is Sunline Super PE. Smooth, supple, relatively thin, and hydrophobic. A 150mtr spool costs $35. You could buy a spool of 40 or 50lbs and use it for everything if you wanted.
I use 15, 20, 50, and 80lbs on my boats( yes i have a lot of boats.... )
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