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j24 spin sheets

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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.

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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

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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?

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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...

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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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