What type of rope should you use to rig a Team Racing Firefly...?There are lots of choices out there, however before purchasing rope for your Fireflies, there are a couple of general rules which are worth considering.
- Team Racing Fireflies get a lot of heavy use, rope should be hard wearing. All rope will fail over time.
- Control lines should be easy to replace; when they break they need to be quickly changed. Splicing lines onto your boats looks great however when they fail they are slow to replace - a real problem at an event! Much better to use a rope that holds a tied knot well and can be easily undone or cut.
- Other than the main halyard, some stretch is a benefit on the lose rigged Firefly.
- High performance fibres can shorten the life of other hardware items - eg. a Jib Halyard tension cleat will wear more quickly with an over-spec dyneema/spectra line.
From experience we have selected Kingfisher evo Performance and evo Sheet to use for most of our pre-cut lengths.
Firefly Pre-Cut Ropes
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