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Old 14-06-2016, 21:13   #16
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Re: Need new jib sheets

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Are you sure about those line diameters? They seem ludicrously large for your boat. Sheesh, I'd be kinda surprised if you could get two 5/8 diameter lines through the clew cringle on a 14 footer's jib, ditto with the 1/2 inch halyard and the masthead sheaves.

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Old 14-06-2016, 21:24   #17
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Re: Need new jib sheets

There's a point on a little boat where large diameter sheets would keep your sail from filling in light air!
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Old 14-06-2016, 21:32   #18
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Re: Need new jib sheets

Five-eights is more than enough. Please replace your sheets if that's what you need. Frankly, if I had a sailboat less than fifty feet LOA, I'd go for a smaller diameter. Why waste?
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I bought new Genny sheets from Blue Ox Rope on Amazon. Same strength specs as the line on Defender for half the price. They are selling to the arborist market. I guess they have yet to realize if they sell to yachties, they can double their price. I bought the below 5/8" x 150 ft for $114. working fine.
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5/8" X 150' Double Braid Polyester Arborist Bull Rope, White/Orange
How did you find out about this stuff?
I've never heard of it before.
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Need new jib sheets

Because our 30ton boat is traditional we have quite a few 3 strand lines. Our main and fore sails are 630sf and approx 480sf respectively and use 1/2" New England Rope polyester 3 strand for sheets. Same for staysail sheet, halyard, and gaff foresail halyards.

OTOH The jib sheets, Jib halyard and main halyard are 5/8" in this amazingly low stretch 3 strand polyester stuff with an olifin core that is soft on the hand called promaster by Sampson Rope. Made for arborist use. Green fleck. I know Very Low Stretch and 3 strand don't usually go together but in this case it's the Olifin core that makes for low stretch. Dirt cheap too. Sampson used to also make it in plain white for the traditional yacht/tall ship market but now only do plain white in special runs. Tomorrow I'll track down the source we got it from at a great price.


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