|Main Halyard||5mm||Excel Pro||44'|
|Jib Halyard||5mm||Excel Pro||44'|
|Keel lift, main||6mm||Amsteel||10'|
|Keel lift, tackle||8mm||Yacht Braid||38'|
|Seat back||5mm||Marlow 8-plait or yacht braid||8'|
|Seat bottom (add 1 foot if using an under seat padeye)||5mm||Yacht braid||4'|
|Steering, tiller (what attaches to the steering bar on rudder head)||4mm||Dyneema D12||6'|
|Steering, joystick (what goes under the seat)||4mm||Dyneema D12||16'|
|Main Sheet (2:1)||6mm||Maffioli Swiftcord||31'|
|Jib sheet||5mm||Maffioli Swiftcord||22'|
|Traveler bridle||3mm||Dyneema D12||6'|
|Cunningham (what attaches to the sail)||4mm||Excel Pro||5'|
|Cunningham (control line)||5mm||Excel Pro||11'|
|Vang (12:1) (what is attached to the boom)||4mm||Dyneema D12||8'|
|Vang (control line)||5mm||Excel Pro||11'|
|Outhaul (what goes through the boom)||4mm||Excel Pro||14'|
|Outhaul (control line)||5mm||Excel Pro||9'|
|Vang (6:1)||3mm||Excel D12||5'|
|Main Sheet (1:1)||6mm||Maffioli Swiftcord||24'|
For mainsheet and jibsheet - a key thing is what is available at your local marine store. Our preference is Swiftcord, especially for use on a windlass.
- Gottifredi Maffioli Swiftcord - Single braid blend of Dyneema and Cordura. It is lightweight, strong, durable and comfortable to hold in your hands. Initially designed for Olympic class dinghies, these products are the favourite for many crews of all boats.
- Zephyr2 is strong yet gentle on the hands.
- Excel Marstron is an alternative. For a lightweight Main Sheet on a small dinghy Excel Marstron offers a positive feel with comfortable handling. The smooth profile 16 plait braided cover allows smooth running through Blocks, while the low stretch braided core allows fast and responsive Sail trim. Floats and does not absorb water.
Control lines and halyards
Marlow Excel Pro - Twisted polyester core with a 16 plait polyester cover. Ideal as reliable control lines with a responsive feel.
Marlow Excel Race - Dyneema core with a 16 plait polyester cover. Ideal for mission critical control lines such as boom vang, however note it is 4 times more costly than Excel Pro.
Marlow 8-plait is pre-stretched polyester, good for dinghy halyards and control lines.