Rope Lengths

The following rope lengths are taken from Ovington hulled B14 768 - Seavolution/Blue Marine other than the pole outhaul length taken from Rondar B14 745 - Little Blue (they should be the same).

Kite Halyard

Manufacturer - Marlow, Dynema Core, brand - Excel Pro, length - 13.0 m., dia - 5 mm. Halyard may have a 5.0 m. taper on the kite end.

Jib Halyard

Manufacturer - Marlow, Dynema Core, brand - Excel Pro, length - 10.0 m., dia - 5 mm. Halyard may have a 3.0 m. taper on the sail end.

Main Halyard

Manufacturer - Marlow, Dynema Core, brand - Excel Pro, length - 7.6 m., dia - 4 or 5 mm. Halyard strip off the outer core and only use inner core. The halyard hook end, have a 0.8 m. splice (this allows for rope shrinkage so lasting 2 - 3 years if looked after). At the mast end, use the next size up inner core (i.e. 5 or 6 mm.) to sleeve the top 0.6 m. of the halyard. This will allow for wear and bring the halyard back up to strength where it passes round the sheave (rope may loose up to 40% of its strength when passes round a sheave). If running halyard to a cleat, make sure the outer cover of the rope is in place where it fastens in the cleat.Halyard runner/take-up length - 12.7 m., diameter - 4 mm. Dynema inner core only or similar diameter (3mm. when striped) rope.

Pole Outhaul (Little Blue - 745)

Manufacturer - Marlow, Dynema Core, brand - Excel Pro, length - 10.5 m., dia - 5 mm. 2.3 m. taper bow end taper (rope taper should finish just short of the cleat and act as an indicator to whether the pole is fully out. Outer 0.6 m. to be sheathed as per the main halyard end.

Kicker (one string)

Manufacturer - Marlow, Dynema Core, brand - Excel Pro, length - 9.5 m., dia - 4 mm. with 2 x 0.2 m. stripped ends to allow for taper.

Downhaul (one string)

Manufacturer - Marlow/Liros, Dynema Core, brand - Excel Pro, length - 10.0 m., dia - 4 mm. with 2 x 0.2 m. stripped ends to allow for taper.

Kite Sheet

Manufacturer - Many, low stretch core, length - 10.5 m., dia - 6 - 8 mm. Standard length but if always getting right back may want to go 11.0m. We have 6, 7 and 8 mm. sheets on different kites

Jib Sheet

Manufacturer - Many, low stretch core, length - 8.5 m., dia - 6 - 8 mm. Loop tapers on each end. Taper length finished each 0.6 m. splice only 60 mm. plus loop.

Main Sheet

Manufacturer - Many, low stretch core, length - 8.0 m., dia - 8 - 10 mm. No taper. May need 10 mm. as when sailing in just powered up conditions, you should use the mainsheet for leech tension and kicker just to snug up the slack.

Stern Strop

Manufacturer - Marlow/Liros, Dynema Core or D12 or eqivelant, length - 2.20 m., dia - 4 mm.  (finished dia) with 2 x 0.3 m. splices to allow for lengthening/shortening of strop when conditions change. Aim is to have the blocks on the centerline when block to block with kicker on.

Elastic

Mast Internal take-up for kite halyard when kite down. Length - 5.3 m., dia. - 4 mm.

Take-ups for pole inner end - kite halyard and pole system. Both length 5.3 m., either dia 4 - 5 mm. We have 5 mm.

Stern of racks elastic though 2 times across, only on piece of elastic. Length - 4.5 m., dia - 5 mm.

 

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