Re: Endless rope loops [sizing]

David Vogel



I have found 6mm too small (for the mainsheet-to-boom attachment, for instance, even though doubled-up), and swapped that for 8mm, retaining the multiple turns (wraps).  10mm for the genoa tack, as this is a single loop.  12mm for the genoa sheets.  In addition, I am using a velcro band-wrap to hold the soft shackles exactly how I want them, especially those not constantly under load (e.g. sheets, which could be subject to flogging), or those not directly observable (head of genoa).


I would be interested in the experience of others, as I am using ‘what feels right’, but without any science re load factors etc.





SM#396, Perigee



From: <> on behalf of Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...>
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Date: Sunday, 27 February 2022 at 12:11 pm
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Endless rope loops


Hi David,

What mm are you finding that will cover most replacements or are you matching mm to load very specifically. 


All the best,


Joy 388


On Sat, Feb 26, 2022 at 6:37 PM David Vogel <david.vogel@...> wrote:



Are you referring to “soft shackles”?


If so, you can buy these at a chandlery, or go to a rigger / sail-maker, and get them made up to spec.  We are in the process of replacing all met-to-metal shackle with soft shackles.





SM#396, Perigee



From: <> on behalf of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
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Date: Sunday, 27 February 2022 at 11:33 am
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Endless rope loops


Hi All,


Many of the “endless rope loops” – I don’t know what the technical term is – that secure e.g. the mizzen sheet block to the boom, amongst a number of other things, look to be in need of replacement. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a suitable alternative to these as I know that to make them in situ as would be required requires some expertise which I do not have and cannot see gaining anytime soon.





Paul Dowd & Sharon Brown

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