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Old Jul 15, 2013, 09:07 PM
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Dacron line

I just bought some dacron line waxed, is this ok to use for sailing? I have a A3 Victor model and noticed the line it came with feels softer, why is this and what line do you use? Thanks Mike
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 10:45 PM
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I use dacron line all the time. Not sure about the waxed part as the line I get is braided and does not appear to be waxed. It does stretch slightly when wet which can cause issues with sheet getting longer.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 03:29 PM
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I ordered the line from GOODWIND and it sead (decron waxed line). I'll try it out, I didn't know if there different types of decron line.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 03:54 PM
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How about dental floss, very strong and waxed? May also keep your boat minty fresh. Seriously I use floss when I need to stich up things like windsurfer harness lines, very strong and goes through webing easily.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 11:21 PM
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LOL that's funny AB, thanks guys for the info I'm kinda new to the hobby , looking forward to learning what I can.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Hi Mike,

The waxed line has two problems, it will not take CA glue when you tie a knot and it dose not turn corners very well in super light air.

I have had very good luck with Cortland Spectron Blackspot 80lb test which is white with black flecks in it. Don't let the lb test fool you into thinking it is a large line, it is not. It is spectra and very small diameter. It is strong, super soft, and it takes CA glue well. When you run it through your fingers it is very smooth which will allow it to run around turning points in the sheeting system very easily. Excellent for light air. Use this on 914's, IOM's, EC12's and Star 45's. Perfect for your A 3 or any other boat in this size range.

Here is a link to a place on line you can buy it...

http://www.hooksettersupply.com/Cort...d-spectron.htm

Hope this helps,

SJ
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 06:45 PM
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Thanks SJ that's some good info. I just getting into this hobby and I like it a lot. Any info is good info.
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