Heard 28 Topsail Spar Dimensions

Tom Woodward
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Joined: 23 Apr 2016

I'm in the process of purchasing a topsail for my Heard 28 (cruising rig) from SKB.  They've given me the lengths of the topsail yard and jackyard required, but weren't sure on the diameters.  Of course, this will depend on the material used, but if people wouldn't mind sharing the details of their topsail spars it would be helpful to have a couple of extra data points.  

Also, the 'Hoist The Topsail' publication recommends 8mm diameter rope for the halyard/sheet/downhaul for the Heard 28.  Is this what people are using?

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