• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

bowboy

j24 spin sheets

13 posts in this topic

it seems like 5/16" (8mm) flight line from new england ropes should do the trick (dyneema core with poly cover).

 

do you all agree, or have other recommendations?

 

and while we're at it, spec i have heard is 55 feet per side. is that right?

 

thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ended up getting YaleLight Competition last year and like it. Similar specs, nice hand with a fuzzy cover, a little cheaper. Flight Line looks like good stuff, too.

 

Yalelight_f.jpg

 

Yale Light on Mauri

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I ended up getting YaleLight Competition last year and like it. Similar specs, nice hand with a fuzzy cover, a little cheaper. Flight Line looks like good stuff, too.

 

Yalelight_f.jpg

 

Yale Light on Mauri

thanks jon.

 

jeesh, this place is full of opinions until you actually need one...!

 

anyone else want to weigh in before i pull the trigger?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thanks jon.

 

jeesh, this place is full of opinions until you actually need one...!

 

anyone else want to weigh in before i pull the trigger?

 

 

Back when I raced j-24's we had light air sheets 1/8" or 3/16" and then we had the 5/16" for when the breeze was on.

 

Go ahead and pull the trigger...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

had Yale light, liked it, bought same the next time, probably will do same again - good stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the samson or the new england flight line better than the yale -- the yale gets fuzzy and we're in a constant battle with guy drag on the takedown

 

We use and like the yale light for our genoa sheet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On my SR Max, I used 1/4" Conception when it first came out, covered with Yale Light. They worked great. For the Evelyn 25 with a masthead kite, I'm trying Endurea, 1/4", stripped cover. The specs on the Endura indicate that there should be no problem with load. Of course, sheets tied on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Has anyone tried New England Ropes' 5/16" Salsa line for spin sheets?

 

 

salsa is quality line, i love it, we had some for light spin sheets on the j24 before they mysteriously disappeared...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Back when I raced j-24's we had light air sheets 1/8" or 3/16" and then we had the 5/16" for when the breeze was on.

 

Go ahead and pull the trigger...

No longer legal. That's why the non-water absorbing stuff is so important. From the 2007 class rules:

 

k) Spinnaker sheets of synthetic rope not less than 8mm diameter.

 

55' is about the right length. There is no class spec for length. Spin sheets can be too short, but I have never seen one too long. Buy two different colors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Has anyone tried New England Ropes' 5/16" Salsa line for spin sheets?

 

 

salsa is quality line, i love it, we had some for light spin sheets on the j24 before they mysteriously disappeared...

 

 

It was a long drive from Texas to swipe them but they sure are nice...Thanks!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Has anyone tried New England Ropes' 5/16" Salsa line for spin sheets?

 

 

salsa is quality line, i love it, we had some for light spin sheets on the j24 before they mysteriously disappeared...

 

Salsa is, indeed, a very good line and great in the hand, however I consider it a little too heavy for a J/24, so Flight Line or Samson Ultra Lite will be my firts choices/suggestions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites