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Spin Sheet Line choice? #232829
05/26/11 07:52 AM
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Whats your favorite line at the moment?


Chris Allen
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Re: Spin Sheet Line choice? [Re: Chris9] #232858
05/26/11 10:02 PM
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bzzzz.... cheap. or salsa.

Re: Spin Sheet Line choice? [Re: Chris9] #232862
05/27/11 06:01 AM
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The one that jams up in your blocks causing you to blow a jibe, you fast F&*^.


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Re: Spin Sheet Line choice? [Re: Chris9] #232863
05/27/11 06:13 AM
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I've been liking fse racing sheet and regular swiftcord. Two ways to make em:
1. Eye splice ends and use a small spectra (dyneema) strop to the clew.
2. At mid point of sheet, splice a small spectra strop through the sheet and attach to clew. You then need to either tie the ends together or dead end them at the corners at the back beam. I just tried that last night and liked it. I noticed that some of the top euro f18 guys were setting it up that way.

Another option could be NE flight line, but it has some polypro which I personally don't like. I am finding the polypro sheet the came with my boat is burning up fast.

Cheers


Todd Nacra 20 www.wrcra.org
Re: Spin Sheet Line choice? [Re: Todd Berget] #232870
05/27/11 08:05 AM
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An alternative to tie the end together is to make a small eye splice on one of the end. You can then simply thread the other end through the eye and make a quick stopper knot.

I was looking in detail at some top boats at Carnac and I've also seen the system dead ending the sheets at the back beams with a shock cord on more than one boat. In addition to that I've also seen that on Mischa's Cirrus R there is a bit of velcro sewn on the sheets with a matching patch on the trampoline to park the two sheets at a specific spot so it's on the right place for Bastiaan to grab it when he raises the spi.

Actually I think that particular Cirrus R needs a complete review from someone. It's been tricked out to no end with in boom sheeting, up and down f*ck*r, some very long trapeze height control line, some creative placement of the spi downhaul release and I'm sure I'm forgetting quite a lot of it. Shame I didn't have a camera!


Re: Spin Sheet Line choice? [Re: pepin] #232874
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Salsa, hands down. Soft on hands, non knotting, and not expensive.
https://store.catsailor.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=15783&idcategory=0


Rick White
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Re: Spin Sheet Line choice? [Re: pepin] #232875
05/27/11 08:53 AM
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Funny, that was the boat I was looking at. It would be great if someone could get the scoop on all the little tricks employed. Ther are some great pics at www.sealaunay.com


Todd Nacra 20 www.wrcra.org

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