Asymmetric sheet recommendations

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Postby Guest » Thu May 29, 2003 5:48 am

Please can someone give me advice on sheets for the asymmetric? I see that class rules say 4mm minimum – although obviously this is a bit fine for when the wind blows...

Do people use light and heavy sheets or just one set of tapered sheets. If tapered - any info on where the taper ends would be most useful. We sail in class events so need to comply with the regs.

Presumably spectra with a 4mm core would be a good all around choice?

Also is there any advantage of an A sheet arangement over the single line strop style for the tack attachment?

Many thanks,

Peter
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Postby Guest » Thu May 29, 2003 8:16 am

I have a light and heavy air set of sheets, both of which are continuous with a short strop that attaches to the clew. The light ones are 4mm and the heavy are 5/16" non-tapered spectra core/polypro cover. Not sure what you mean by "single line strop style for the tack attachment"...
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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:44 pm

is it better to use a medium size diameter line for the spin sheet that doesn't weigh a lot or is it better to use very thin sheets in light air. I have had some problems with the thin lines getting caught in the blocks. Are there any solutions to this problem? Are there any types of sheets that work better?
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:55 pm

We use tapered sheets/single strop which are fine for light air, but can be tough for a leeward take down in heavy air, especially when it is raining. Just not enough grip.
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