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Old 07-07-2020, 13:23   #1
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Inexpensive genneker sheets?

I need about 200' of line for cruising chute sheets. A 38 foot monohull. What diameter, material and source do you suggest?
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I doubt you need that much line. 80 feet per sheet is enough. I’d use 3/8 StaSet. No need for high tech line here.
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I doubt you need that much line. 80 feet per sheet is enough. I’d use 3/8 StaSet. No need for high tech line here.
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As a matter of fact no need for high tech lines anywhere on a cruiser

Perhaps a main halyard or Genoa halyard

No stretch lines are expensive , tear you boat apart and don’t fit into self tailors , jammers unless you grossly over size the high tec line

Save your money on line and spend the savings on maintenance and fun

As for length ... I don’t jibe

I sock it , jibe the main then reset the spinnaker

No chance of error

Since I don’t jibe I sail with only a single short sheet attached to the sail

Much less spaghetti in the cockpit and no junk in the water
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I doubt you need that much line. 80 feet per sheet is enough. Iíd use 3/8 StaSet. No need for high tech line here.

I saw 2.5 x boat length as a recommendation so that's 95' and the chute itself is huge so I'd rather go a bit loinger and trim if necessary.


What about not cutting the line into separate sheets? One continuous run for port and starboard. Thoughts?
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Yah

As for length ... I donít jibe

I sock it , jibe the main then reset the spinnaker

No chance of error

Since I donít jibe I sail with only a single short sheet attached to the sail

Much less spaghetti in the cockpit and no junk in the water
Same here, in fact I am just replacing the sheets for our cruising chute now, 10m rear cockpit yacht. One sheet long enough to go bow to stern and back to a cockpit winch. One short sheet from tack to bow and nearby cleat.

The only other high tech lines (in addition to main and genoa) I have is the emergency forestay and halyard for the storm jib.

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Yah

As a matter of fact no need for high tech lines anywhere on a cruiser

Perhaps a main halyard or Genoa halyard

No stretch lines are expensive , tear you boat apart and don’t fit into self tailors , jammers unless you grossly over size the high tec line

Save your money on line and spend the savings on maintenance and fun

As for length ... I don’t jibe

I sock it , jibe the main then reset the spinnaker

No chance of error

Since I don’t jibe I sail with only a single short sheet attached to the sail

Much less spaghetti in the cockpit and no junk in the water

Thanks. I single hand so I'd rather be able to jibe without going forward, snuffing and re running the sheet.
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I saw 2.5 x boat length as a recommendation so that's 95' and the chute itself is huge so I'd rather go a bit longer and trim if necessary.
Surely that is for a symmetrical spinnaker that you plan to jibe, rather than a asymmetrical cruising chute.

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What about not cutting the line into separate sheets? One continuous run for port and starboard. Thoughts?
Easier to handle 2 shorter lengths.

Are you going to colour code, one red and one green sheet
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Surely that is for a symmetrical spinnaker that you plan to jibe, rather than a asymmetrical cruising chute.



Easier to handle 2 shorter lengths.

Are you going to colour code, one red and one green sheet

I jibe it ahead of the genoa now using sheets that are heavier than I want for light air.


Not sure I need color coding. Not gonna confuse one for the other.
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Yah

As a matter of fact no need for high tech lines anywhere on a cruiser

Perhaps a main halyard or Genoa halyard

No stretch lines are expensive , tear you boat apart and donít fit into self tailors , jammers unless you grossly over size the high tec line

Save your money on line and spend the savings on maintenance and fun

As for length ... I donít jibe

I sock it , jibe the main then reset the spinnaker

No chance of error

Since I donít jibe I sail with only a single short sheet attached to the sail

Much less spaghetti in the cockpit and no junk in the water

+1 We don't jibe the assym., but we do run 2 sheets to the clew just to save some time to not have to lead the sheet aft on the other side.
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