Each pack comes with lines pre-cut to required length and labelled.
Important: the diagram of the line path under the deck is helpful, see martin16.com website for photos. In this way you can ensure the lines are going through the correct blocks.
|Main Halyard||5mm||Excel Pro||black||44'|
|Jib Halyard||5mm||Excel Pro||yellow||44'|
|Keel lift, main||6mm||Amsteel||grey||10'||Not in pack, special request. Most people don't change this.|
|Keel lift, tackle||8mm||Yacht Braid||white||38'||Not in pack, special request. Most people don't change this.|
|Seat back||5mm||Yacht braid||white||8'|
|Seat bottom||5mm||Yacht braid||white||4'||Add 1 foot if using an under seat padeye. As of 2012 Martin16's have this padeye, boats prior to 2012 can be easily retrofitted.|
|Steering, tiller||3mm||Amsteel or Excel D12||white/lime||6'||(what attaches to the steering bar on rudder head)|
|Steering, joystick||3mm||Amsteel or Excel D12||white/lime||16'||(what goes under the seat)|
|Main Sheet (2:1)||6mm||Maffioli Swiftcord||red||31'||Swiftcord is very gentle on the hands.|
|Jib sheet||5mm||Maffioli Swiftcord||green||22'||Swiftcord is very gentle on the hands.|
|Traveler bridle||3mm||Amsteel or Excel D12||white/lime||6'|
|Cunningham||4mm||Excel Pro||red||5'||(what attaches to the sail)|
|Cunningham||5mm||Excel Pro||red||11'||(control line)|
|Vang (12:1)||3mm||Excel Race or Excel D12||white/lime||8'||(what is attached to the boom)|
|Vang||5mm||Excel Pro or Excel D12||blue||11'||(control line). For Martin16's prior to 2012 there is an extra cascade below deck. This requires an extra 3 foot length.|
|Outhaul||4mm||Excel Pro||black||14'||(what goes through the boom)|
|Outhaul||5mm||Excel Pro||black||9'||(control line). For Martin16's prior to 2012 there is an extra cascade below deck. This requires an extra 3 foot length.|
|Vang (6:1)||3mm||Excel D12||5'|
|Main Sheet (1:1)||6mm||Zephyr2||24'|
M16 Spinnaker Line Lengths
|Spinnaker halyard||5mm||Spectra with sheath||53'|
|Spinnaker pole||4mm||Excel Pro||14'|
Marlow 8-plait is pre-stretched polyester, recommended rope for dinghy halyards and control lines.
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.
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.