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 Post subject: What kind of rope to use
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:22 pm 
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Location: SF Bay Area
I just purchased a used Hobie 16 and am looking to replace some of the worn lines/ropes (such as the mainsheet line, tramp lines, jib sheets, traveler line, righting lines, etc. You get the idea). I can match the thickness of the lines easily enough, but am wondering if certain types of natural fibre or synthetic ropes are preferable over others.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:54 pm 
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Location: West Texas
For the sheets and halyards you'll want to use low-stretch sailing rope. As long as it falls into that category you can pretty much choose based on color. For the tramp rope you can either use the same low-stretch rope ($$) or you can use a $4.99 50' rope from Wal-Mart and get comparable results. For docking lines I like the stretchy colored ropes you can get from Lowe's or Home Depot. (Usually they're in a big cardboard box in bundles of red, blue, brown, or green.)


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