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short sheeted...

Hey, just recently bought an S2 9.2a, 30', and am stumped. It's my first boat, and I'm having to figure out a lot of things, including the rigging, which was not set up very well for any kind of perfomance (this is mainly a cruiser).

Right now what's bugging me is the mainsheet: it's way too short! I get to less than 45 degrees, more like 40. So a broad reach is tough, and wing to wing impossible. Boat came with a 6:1 sheet block, and I have the boom vang fairly tight.

It's a puzzle to me that this didn't bother the previous owner, as he said. Drivin me nuts. Any ideas as to how this happens? Should I just get the new sheet?
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Re: short sheeted...

It was probably chaffed, and he cut out the bad section to make it look nice for selling.
-instant short sheet.
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btw, welcome to the S2 family!
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Re: short sheeted...

Or, with 6:1 purchase in the main sheet he may not have known how long the main sheet should be to get the boom to the shrouds.
Figure out what length sheet you need and buy a new one.
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Re: short sheeted...

or drop to 4:1 and get back another 20 feet of line.\

Or yeah, go on ebay and buy some inexpensive sta-set x.
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Re: short sheeted...

I bet it was setup for 4:1 originally and a previous owner changed the blocks. Find another use for that line (perhaps it's long enough for jib sheets?) and replace it with something longer?
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