Spinnaker sheet

  • August 14, 2012 5:53 PM
    Message # 1047296
    Deleted user
    What size sheet is recommended for the spinakker sheets of a W32?
    Thanks for your help
  • August 15, 2012 6:28 PM
    Reply # 1048249 on 1047296
    Deleted user
    Same as your jib sheets 9/16" on my W32,  but if you use PolyPro then they don't collapse the chute in light wind, but they will not take heavy loads (racing or big winds).
  • August 16, 2012 9:54 AM
    Reply # 1048975 on 1047296

    Ahoy Jean,

    I have always used 7/16" on both my 3/4oz and 1 1/2oz tri-radials.  I have had no failures with these.  Both the guys and sheets are low tech, New England Ropes "Sta-Set X".  Newer generation, smaller, lighter weight, rope would work also and may be preferable in the most extreme lightest winds.  I recommend that you prepare any line that may become a Pole Guy with good chafe protection where the pole jaw will ride.  I also use spinnaker shackle guards that ride between the pole jaw and the attachment of the rope to the clew, whether that attachment be a shackle or bowline.  (my guards are plywood "donuts" and I still tie bowlines).

    Good Luck,     Dave

  • August 16, 2012 7:12 PM
    Reply # 1049326 on 1047296
    Deleted user
    Thank you both fot the info, I appreciate you info on the subject.
    Bons vents