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New Sheets #224512
11/22/10 09:20 AM
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Looking to replace my main, jib, and spinnaker sheets (Inter 20) any recommendations?

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Re: New Sheets [Re: Ventucky Red] #224513
11/22/10 09:23 AM
11/22/10 09:23 AM
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Portland, Maine
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Robline racing sheet for the main and spin sheets. Jib sheets don't require as much of a soft hand since they aren't trimmed as much as they used to be with the self tacker.

Re: New Sheets [Re: ThunderMuffin] #224517
11/22/10 10:26 AM
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I've just gotten a few spools of Alpha Rope from Cotesi in Portugal. The Infusion Mk 2 is rigged with this stuff. If you can find it in a shop, give it a try. I used their single-braid (called SSR) for spin sheet for a season and it held up better than Racing Sheet from Robline.


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: New Sheets [Re: ThunderMuffin] #224539
11/22/10 03:39 PM
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I am still big on Salsa for all sheeting. They only have two colors and three sizes, but the stuff is great, doesn't kink or knot, goes through blocks easily, easy on the hands and cheap compared to other sheeting line.
Made of Dyneema and has no core, but still non stretch.
Check it out: https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=15783&idcategory=0
But , I do have Robline as well: https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=32075&idcategory=0
https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=16442&idcategory=0
https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=32070&idcategory=0
https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=16444&idcategory=0
Rick


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Re: New Sheets [Re: RickWhite] #224547
11/22/10 07:43 PM
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+1 Salsa. Raced/sailed the pud out of it for three seasons now and haven't even thought about turning it around yet.
I know nothing about the front of a(ny) boat. grin


John H16, H14
Re: New Sheets [Re: _flatlander_] #224549
11/22/10 08:25 PM
11/22/10 08:25 PM
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Salsa, replaced Ketchup as the #1 condiment.

And as Seinfeld says, 'people just like to say- Salsa'!

I think it is the best I've ever used as well.


F-18 Infusion
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Re: New Sheets [Re: Todd_Sails] #224617
11/25/10 05:01 PM
11/25/10 05:01 PM
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Atlanta, Ga
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I like Robline racing stuff as well.



Re: New Sheets [Re: BLR_0719] #224634
11/26/10 11:07 AM
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Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
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Yes, but higher price for stuff that is not quite as good as the Salsa.
Rick


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Re: New Sheets [Re: RickWhite] #224635
11/26/10 11:42 AM
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Alachua, FL
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Originally Posted by RickWhite
Yes, but higher price for stuff that is not quite as good as the Salsa.
Rick


I agree with Rick...Salsa is the best.


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Re: New Sheets [Re: Mugrace72] #224636
11/26/10 11:47 AM
11/26/10 11:47 AM
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Roanoke Island ,N.C.
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I had the Robline flatten out and slip, not a fan.


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If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
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Re: New Sheets [Re: Mugrace72] #224637
11/26/10 11:52 AM
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Long Beach, California
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Salsa is okay, I just prefer a line with a closer weave and more body. Salsa's like a wet noodle on the deck and because of the braid, it stretches a bit. Sheets are all about personal preference - I get that it is cheaper, but it just doesn't do it for me.


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: New Sheets [Re: John Williams] #224649
11/26/10 08:24 PM
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Michigan
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I like samson ultralight for sheets... but it isn't taperable really. much less money than full on dyneema cored line. Vectran core line sucks if you ever try to taper it

Re: New Sheets [Re: PTP] #224651
11/26/10 09:29 PM
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South Florida & the Keys
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For sheets, I really like Egyptian Cotton. Pillow cases too.


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Re: New Sheets [Re: arbo06] #224652
11/26/10 11:31 PM
11/26/10 11:31 PM
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Sebring, Florida.
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With at least 600 thread count.


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Re: New Sheets [Re: Timbo] #224653
11/26/10 11:44 PM
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Long Beach, California
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I like chocolate covered Egyptian cotton.


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: New Sheets [Re: John Williams] #224657
11/27/10 08:47 AM
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In a word Maffioli used it fot three years on my F18 and it was still good when I sold it made of dyneema low if any strech and dosen't absorbe water tornado guy's use it. Check out Mauri pro sailing ! ! !

Re: New Sheets [Re: alsail] #224665
11/27/10 11:34 AM
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And if you like you can dip it in chocolate for fun

Re: New Sheets [Re: John Williams] #224666
11/27/10 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by John Williams
I like chocolate covered Egyptian cotton.

Milo Minderbinder is your man.


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Re: New Sheets [Re: hobie1616] #224667
11/27/10 12:07 PM
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Long Beach, California
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I figured you would be the one to get that!


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: New Sheets [Re: alsail] #224668
11/27/10 12:13 PM
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Long Beach, California
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Originally Posted by alsail
In a word Maffioli used it fot three years on my F18 and it was still good when I sold it made of dyneema low if any strech and dosen't absorbe water tornado guy's use it. Check out Mauri pro sailing ! ! !


I really liked Swiftcord when it came out - it was on the leading edge of the cool single braid development. NewSwift was a disappointing follow-up. The only problem with Swiftcord is that it takes a shape really quickly, IMO - as spin sheet in the Harken 57s, it takes on a hard, triangular shape after only a few regattas. In the Ronstan 55mm Orbits, it just gets chewed up - those blocks are terrific purchase, but really hard on line. That's why I tried the Alpha - they added Cordura to the weave, which stands up to abrasion much better than straight poly-Dyneema blends.


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
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