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Old 09-02-2017, 08:29 PM
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Default Best line material for rigging outriggers

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Getting ready to install outriggers. Never had them before. Boat is a Center Console. What line material are you all using and why do you like it? mono, paracord, nylon, what else?
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:54 PM
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I just made the switch from paracord to mono. Paracord was nice and easy to grab with wet hands but wasn't as smooth so giving mono a shot. It also depends on your riggers and if they have rollers and need a certain size mono so keep that in mind
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:40 PM
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I'm not sure what is really best, but IMO mono is worst!
It is slippery, and has horrible memory, so there are kinks where it bends.
Rigging is done by crimping, so not much chance of making changes on the run, or quickly adding a stinger or "tail" for a rubber band, or adding in a release clip that will stay where you want it to.
Small diameter yacht braid has done well for me, and it comes in different colors, a big asset when sorting out which line to pull on.
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Lp 400 mono. Re rig once a year
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http://www.sailrite.com/Spyder-Line-...gn-Braid-1-8mm

This is great stuff. Does not stretch and lasts 5 years in hot Florida sun.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
http://www.sailrite.com/Spyder-Line-...gn-Braid-1-8mm

This is great stuff. Does not stretch and lasts 5 years in hot Florida sun.


I use this in two different colors so I can differentiate between my longs and shorts easily. I did experience some stretch after the first use, but after that I retied it and it's been good ever since.
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Mike View Post
Lp 400 mono. Re rig once a year
Looks great in blue,I get two seasons up here in NE.It doesn't look like the clothesline
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I'm lucky if I make a season on the mono. It is def better than nylon line. The Hal locks get torn up by nylon. I went with the rupp this year. So far so good.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:41 PM
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I use 400lb mono, have sold 1000's of feet in various colors to very happy customers
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Originally Posted by nuffaredy View Post
I'm not sure what is really best, but IMO mono is worst!
It is slippery, and has horrible memory, so there are kinks where it bends.
Rigging is done by crimping, so not much chance of making changes on the run, or quickly adding a stinger or "tail" for a rubber band, or adding in a release clip that will stay where you want it to.
Small diameter yacht braid has done well for me, and it comes in different colors, a big asset when sorting out which line to pull on.

I'm not sure I agree with this....who doesn't keep crimps and crimper on their boat? I crimp swivels on to swap out releases if they should fail
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:01 AM
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We use 400 pound mono as well.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:22 AM
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I don't like mono on retractable poles because of the memory.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
http://www.sailrite.com/Spyder-Line-...gn-Braid-1-8mm

This is great stuff. Does not stretch and lasts 5 years in hot Florida sun.
What size do you use?
The smallest is 1/16 inch.
All the way up to 1/4 inch.
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Originally Posted by Mad Fisher View Post
What size do you use?
The smallest is 1/16 inch.
All the way up to 1/4 inch.
I use the 1/8" 2.8mm. And I crimp and don't tie. I crimp swivels so I can swap out clips from light ones to roller-trollers. I have them on 22' Bly (now gemlux) riggers.
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Great thanks.

Ordering some now.
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400 mono.. which ever color for some swag...done
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Best stuff ever!! Never go back to mono again. Been using it for the past 7 years and just last year changed it for the first time. And my boat is on a outside rack all year long with the outriggers and center rigger exposed.
Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
http://www.sailrite.com/Spyder-Line-...gn-Braid-1-8mm

This is great stuff. Does not stretch and lasts 5 years in hot Florida sun.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
http://www.sailrite.com/Spyder-Line-...gn-Braid-1-8mm

This is great stuff. Does not stretch and lasts 5 years in hot Florida sun.

New tho the whole outrigger thing... trying to set mine up. Will go with this spydrr-line you suggested. Do you use traditional pulleys or do you use Hal-locks with this spyder-line? Also using gemlux but 18's not 22's... thx for your help
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Don't use Hal-Loks. Use pulleys. I can't remember the brand I use,
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I've used Spyderline for years. Works great, long lasting.
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