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post #6 of Old 09-23-2003
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Attaching Sheet to Jib

One minor point on sheet sizes, sheets are rarely sized by the breaking tensile strength that they will subjected to, even on raceboats. In most cases, sheets are sized to minimize stretch, be reasonably easy to handle, to provide adequate grip for winches, cleats and stoppers, and to provide some safety factor once a bit of chafe has occurred.

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