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Mike Parker

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Continuous Sheets - Jib and Spinnaker Line Length?
« on: November 12, 2020, 04:46:33 AM »
What are the line lengths for Continuous Jib and Spinnaker Sheets ??

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Mike
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Travis Gregory

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Re: Continuous Sheets - Jib and Spinnaker
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 03:37:13 PM »
Mike, look in the general maintenance thread. The continuous spinnaker sheet dimensions are there.

Mike Parker

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Re: Continuous Sheets - Jib and Spinnaker
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 03:33:35 PM »
If you are referring to the attachment  - there are no continuous sheets listed and a search for "continuous" shows discussion re but no dimensions.

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Re: Continuous Sheets - Jib and Spinnaker Line Length?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 10:23:03 AM »
Your best bet is probably to start with the individual jib sheets and double it.  Then cut to it to whatever length you need. 

Re: the spin sheets you are going to want to do something like the Y splice that is described in the common maintenance thread.  Maybe someone uses a continuous spin sheet but I personally don't think it will work well. 

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Re: Continuous Sheets - Jib and Spinnaker Line Length?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 05:38:25 PM »
Mike, sorry I was thinking you meant spinnaker sheets joined at a Y splice.   I don't think we have measurements for continuous on the site.

I don't use continuous anything to the true definition here.  Does anyone use continuous jib sheets?  Do you like it and why?

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Re: Continuous Sheets - Jib and Spinnaker Line Length?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 09:05:54 PM »
So far, I have used continuous Jib and Spin sheets for decades on my Santana 2023r, Buccaneer 18,  Santana 20, and Catalina 16.5 with H170 Assym spinnaker setup.

The biggest reasons are WAY less line underfoot and I can reach the correct sheet from just about anywhere on boat.   Setup seems to be faster too since I am tying two lines to the clew.  I stripped the ends back on the spin sheets to the first block for the super light conditions we sometimes sail into on our little desert lake. 

Only drawback is when the sheet is a foot too short - can cause a trip or two when crossing the boat.

I did put up the mast today and fiddled around with a spool of line till I had enough for a continuous Jib and spin with a 2' pigtail.   
Will be striping back the cover and then will measure and post once complete.  Test will be the AZ Governors Cup 11/21.

Still trying to work out where all the blocks in the basket go.  May start a new thread in the appropriate forum.

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Mike