Running Rigging Lengths

General Running Rigging Lengths

These are generic measurements and may not be the best for every boat.

Halyards

Main Halyard

(P) Dimension x 2 +  length from base of mast to Genoa/Jib Halyards

Genoa Halyard

(I) Dimension x 2 + length from base of mast to clutch + 10 for tail and splice.

Spinnaker Halyards

Height of mast + head stay length + distance to winch + 15 ft. for a tail.

 

Sheets

Genoa Sheets

1.5 x boat length. If you have a staysail, you will have to add more line to get around the staysail stay.

Spinnaker Sheets (Symmetrical)

2 x boat length + 10 feet or so.

Spinnaker Sheets (Asymmetrical)

3 x boat length.

Main Sheet

This will vary due to the many different configurations of purchase. Take your old mainsheet and measure it.