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cpntodd
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Main and genoa halyard typical dimensions

I need to replace the running rigging on by '02 C36MKII. Unfortunately it is in Florida and I am in Colorado. Anyone  know the standard diameter and length of the of the genoa and main halyards? Tnx, Todd s/v: Prism

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Chachere
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Here are a few threads I found using the search function that should answer your question (hint: do a query on the term "halyard" in the search tool):
https://www.catalina36.org/forum/technical-discussion/halyard-size-question
https://www.catalina36.org/forum/technical-discussion/main-halyard
https://www.catalina36.org/forum/technical-discussion/halyard-length
On our tall rig, I used 120' of 3/8" -- but our lines run back to the cockpit. 

 

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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If you download the appropriate manual for your model of C36 from the archives in this site you'll find the sizes of all original equipment, diameter and length of halyards, etc.

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Kevin Lenard
"Firefly"
'91 C-36 Tall Rig, Fin Keel, Hull #1120, Universal M-35 original (not "A" or "B")
CBYC, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Makara
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Sorry, I can't answer your question, but will say to NOT trust what's listed in the Owners Manual, or at least verify! I replaced my spinnaker halyard with what's listed and wished I had ordered an extra 10 feet of so. I use the spinnaker halyard to move the dinghy from the deck to the water. Unfortunately the figure in the book isn't long enough for that purpose. I also replaced the traveller sheets with what's listed and wished I had gone with a larger diameter line. That then the info on the mainsheet is really off in my book. I have way too much mainsheet.

If you're happy with the lengths and diameters on your boat, I would measure and order based on that. I wish I had done that!

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Mother Ocean
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I replaced the main and jib halyards last year with 3/8 sta-set X and the 3/8 would not hold in the clutch. Not sure if the clutch is just slipping form age or what but it is a pita. I have to keep the halyard on a winch.

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Tim Askew
 S/V Allure​
1990 Catalina 36 Hull # 1079
Std Rig, Wing Keel, M25XP
​3 Blade Auto Prop
​Elizabeth City, NC
 
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KevinLenard
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Free C36 manual online with all sizes.  Note others issues with sizes in comments above:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1424866/Catalina-36.html?page=18#manual

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Kevin Lenard
"Firefly"
'91 C-36 Tall Rig, Fin Keel, Hull #1120, Universal M-35 original (not "A" or "B")
CBYC, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

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Todd;
The sad truth is that not all yacht braid is created equal, at least in size. Some real good You-Tube videos on the subject. We've shared some of the same experiences as others of not having a new halyard hold in the cluch. I had used the recommended 3/8 and that will most likely slip right on thru an older cluch.  You may find that the outside diameter is one size and then compresses to be another because it does not have as much material on the inside. I find that 1/2" from Miami Cordage works the best for me for the main and jib halyard. If you look on Amazon or Ebay you can usually find a good price on it in 150' foot rolls and that will leave you with an extra 20-30 feet to use as a dock or spring line. 
The alternative is to buy only 5-10 feet of it and see how it holds in the cluch.
Just my experience.
Bill

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Bill Dolan 1990 Catalina C-36 MKI - Hull #1041  'Williwaw'
Std. Rig, Walk Through, Wing Keel
M35, Oberdorfer Conversion,
Home Waters; Port Charlotte, FL
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