Mainsheet size

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Photobug
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Mainsheet size

Post by Photobug » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:17 am

I visited my boat and found my mainsheet to be about 2 feet short of being able to reach the shrouds. So I can order the right sized replacement, can anyone tell me what sized line and how long should a mainsheet be on my boat?

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Re: Mainsheet size

Post by Jim Kloss » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:18 am

Factory spec was 60' of 3/8" sta-set. But many owners have downsized to a higher tech 5/16 and/or modified the mainsheet tackle.

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Re: Mainsheet size

Post by Photobug » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:45 am

Thanks, Jim

If I went to a high tech 5/16" would I need to change out hardware from the original?

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Re: Mainsheet size

Post by Jim Kloss » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:04 pm

No, it should just run a little freer -- but it's harder to grip. A trade-off, like most things on a sailboat.

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