Ss-class rigging

Anyone who needs to rig an SS sailboats can use these guidelines for ropes:

  • Main sheet - 3/8 in. diameter rope, 50 feet;
  • Jib sheets, 1/4 in. or 5/16 in diameter rope, 24 feet (12 ft. each side);
  • Gaff peak halyard, 1/4 in. diameter rope, 40 feet;
  • Gaff throat halyard, 1/4 in. diameter rope, 32 feet;
  • Jib halyard, 1/4 in. diameter rope, 40 feet;
  • Spinnaker halyard, 1/4 in. diameter rope, 30 feet;

The double-braided polyester, or dacron cords seem to hold up the longest over time, and all weather conditions.