Nope, tried that but it was hard to attach / detach. Always seems to be a big mboat wake when I'm kneeling at the bow mussing with stuff. Having it on a tack line & furler makes for simple in & outs of the forward anchor locker.if it's a short sprit consider a fixed attachment point. If it's more traditional look into going 2:1 with it
Sta-Set X has a 1 - 2% stretch characteristic, meaning a 20’ length will stretch up to 4.8”.It's not slippage through the clutch. 3/8s but uncertain about the core material and sort of irrelevant except to be sure I don't replace it with the same.
Good information to have, thanks.Sta-Set X has a 1 - 2% stretch characteristic, meaning a 20’ length will stretch up to 4.8”.
High tech cores tend to flatten under load, which is why a proper clutch is important.
A dyneema/poly blend will give you better holding characteristics in an older clutch but you will increase stretch.
The clutch is your problem. An XTS is undersized for a Code halyard for a boat that size - 10 years ago on 40.7s we used XX powerclutches for genoa and code halyards, these days you'd probably be wanting a constrictor clutch like the Cousin Trestec / Ronstan / Spinlock XTX units (although I have heard mixed review of the Spinlock rope clutch).fixed furler and a 1:1 halyard for my Code 0 ... 41' boat... Spinlock XTS
I haven't seen that done; I suspect the issue is the overall length of the clutch including the bungee for the sleeve means you may struggle to fit it all in the space available. 2:1 tack line sounds better but check your other gear is properly specced to cope with the step-up in loads (i.e. sheave box properly riveted into the mast and so on).Mount a Ronstan constrictor clutch on the mast