SailNet Community - View Single Post - Asymmetric spinnaker with dousing sock. Questions.
View Single Post
Old 12-18-2011
svHyLyte's Avatar
svHyLyte svHyLyte is offline
Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,835
Thanks: 15
Thanked 116 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 7
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Right after the gybe is completed I check that lazy sheet is over the pulpit.

I have only ever wrapped one spin sheet, we had a short sail back to calm water. One crew member donned a wet suit and googles and we unwrapped it, not cutting necessary.
One solution to the matter of wayward assym sheets is using a single continuous sheet which reduces the need line length by about 1/3rd. We us a single 3/8" spectra sheet with the cover stripped for the last 15' on either end. This is led to through turning blocks on the aft quarters then, on each side, forward and around the headstay but inside the assym tack line (because we usually do "inside gybes") and then secured to the sail's clew. The loop of line in the cockpit passes in front of the helm between our spinnaker winches. Organized in this manner, the lazy sheet is never lost.

"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook