Line Lengths

Updated 17 July, 2003

This table tries to show "typical" line lengths, sizes, and types for 505s. Since no two 505s are rigged quite the same way, you may have to alter the lengths and sizes. Most of these dimensions are from my forward tack Waterat (and Waterat-rigged) 505.

505 Lines,Wires & Fittings          
  Waterat 8263        
Description len. dia. Make Style Color
           
Bailer, forward (Waterat)       Andersen Super-mini  
Bailer, aft (Waterat)       Andersen Super-Max  
CB down shockcord   3/16     blue
CB lifting pin down tail   3mm? (the thinnest) Marlow pre-stretch white
CB lifting pin down wire   1/16   7x19  
CB pin down shockcord   1/4     red
CB lifting pin up tail   1/4? Sampson Trophybraid red
CB lilfting pin up wire   1/16   7x19  
CB up line + CB down line 21 5/16 Sampson or
Yale
Trophy braid or
Lite
blue
hiking straps          
jib cloth tension adjustment tail   5/32? Marlow pre-stretch lime
jib cloth tension halyard tail   thin      
jib cloth tension halyard "wire"   7/64 or
1/8
Spectron 12 or
vectran
spectra
vectran
grey
yellow
jib lead adjuster tail   3/16 Marlow pre-stretch blue
jib sheets   3/8 or
1/4
Marlow or
Yale
self-taper or
Lite
red/green
main boom vang 28.5 3/16 Marlow pre-stretch lime
main cunningham tail   3/16 Marlow pre-stretch red
main cunningham "wire"   7/64" Spectron 12 Spectra  
main halyard tail ?? thin      
main halyard wire
for Waterat-style halyard hook at base of mast
?? 3/32 wire 7X19  
main outhaul tail   3/16 Marlow pre-stretch white
main halyard
To fit Rondar with cleat on mast above gate
24 1/8
With 2" jacket spliced in where it cleats
Vectran Vectrus  
main outhaul "wire"   1/8   Vectran  
main sheet main 27' 3/8 Yale Aracom80 blue
main sheet split lines 3' 3 mm Marlow or
Spectron 12
pre-stretch or
Spectra
blue
mast shrould tension tail   4 mm Marlow or
Italian stuff
pre-stretch or
cordura blend
blue
mast shrould wire tails   5/32   7x19  
mast shroulds   1/8 wire 1x7 dyform  
mast forestay   1/8
3/32
wire 1x7 dyform  
mast forestay wire tail #1   1/8 wire 7x19  
mast forestay wire tail #2   1/8 wire 7x19  
mast forestay tension tail   4 mm Marlow or
Italian stuff
pre-stretch or
cordura blend
red
mast gate shims length of mast gate,
at least 1" high
1/8 thick   teflon  
mast pre-bender tail   3 mm Marlow pre-stretch red?
mast ram tail   4 mm Marlow pre-stretch red?
mast trapeze adjuster lines   4 mm Marlow pre-stretch red/green
mast trapeze handle lines   4 mm Marlow pre-stretch white/red/green
mast trapeze shockcord   3/16     blue
pole downhaul line   7/64 Spectron 12 spectra  
pole downhaul shockcord   3/16     blue/grey
pole downhaul tidyup shockcord   1/8   grey
pole retainer shockcord   1/8     grey
pole topping lift tail   3/16 Marlow pre-stretch  
pole topping lift "wire"   7/64 Spectron 12 spectra  
pole trolley shockcord   3/16     blue
spinnaker halyard (bag) 50 (about) 7/64 Spectron 12 Spectra grey
spinnaker sheet twing line 13 4 mm Marlow pre-stretch pink
spinnaker sheets (long-go to rail then transom) 65 3/16 Excel racing Spectra core blue
spinnaker sheets (short-turn forward at rail) 50 3/16 Excel racing   blue
spinnaker halyard (thick- 1:4 system) 8? 3/8      
tiller 54.25   Waterat carbon tube