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Shop Line by Diameter, ranging from 1mm to 12mm. Use the DIAMETER filter selection to see available line options in the right diameter for your specific application.

Shop Sailboat Line by Diameter - 1mm - 12mm Line

West Coast Sailing carries over 80 different lines from 6 of the best rope manufacturers in diameters ranging from 1mm all the way up to 12mm. Use our handy category filters to narrow in on the specific diameter of lines that work for your application, and then pick the one that meets your exact criteria for performance, color, or price.


Line Diameter Guide

Recommended Diameter by Application & Boat Length

Application

Boat Length
10 - 18 Feet

Boat Length
18 - 24 Feet
Boat Length
24 - 32 Feet
Boat Length
32 - 38 Feet
Boat Length
38 - 45 Feet
Boat Length
45 - 52 Feet
Main Halyard 6mm / 1/4 in  6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in  8mm / 5/16 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Jib/Genoa Halyard 6mm / 1/4 in  6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in  8mm / 5/16 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Spinnaker Halyard 6mm / 1/4 in  6mm / 1/4 in  8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Topping Lift 6mm / 1/4 in 6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Mainsheet 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in 
9mm / 3/8 in  11mm / 7/16 in 12mm / 1/2 in
Jib/Genoa Sheet 6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in 12mm / 1/2 in
Spinnaker Sheet 6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in 8mm / 5/16 in 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in
Tack Line 5mm / 3/16 in 6mm / 1/4 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
 

MM to Inch
Conversion Chart

 1mm = 3/64 inch  2mm = 5/64 inch  3mm = 1/8 inch 4mm = 5/32 inch  5mm = 3/16 inch  6mm = 1/4 inch
7mm = 9/32 inch   8mm = 5/16 inch  9mm = 3/8 inch  10mm = 25/64 inch  11mm = 7/16 inch 12mm = 1/2 inch