Re: Genoa sheet sizing

Craig Briggs

Here's an appealing way with a soft shackle:

Or just form a loop in the middle of a single long line, put it through the clew cringle and pass the rest of the line through that, pulling snug. Hard to remove (mine's been on for seasons) but no hangups. No seizing needed. And 14mm should be fine.
Cheers, Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <smilesbernard@...> wrote :

Hi there

My Genoa sheets need replacing
Currently I have 16mm polyester
they don’t run too well through the cars, the bowlines tend to get hung up on the lower fwd shrouds when tacking etc.
So am considering other options - a single long line with a single alpine butterfly knot to reduce hangups on the shrouds

My older/vintage Maramu Genoa is I believe around 60m sq. and I’m also wondering if I can move down to 14mm good quality sheets to reduce friction in the cars

Thoughts and experience most appreciated.

All the very best

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