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Or is it something that isn't that big a deal?
That's my take... The cover is not the "strength" part of a double-braid line; it's mainly used to protect the core, make it easy to grip, and help the line hold well on winches. If your sheets are getting fuzzy it's OK until the cover begins to fray and show the core. If you have purchased new sheets you can keep the old ones for emergency spares (which means you have not wasted your money on new sheets).
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PB, reversing the sheets might put chafe in a different place. I use those cheap plastic shroud covers just where my sheets come in contact with the them.
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We are doing the same thing John, I wanted the sexy low stretch stuff but can't justify the price. I think we will just stick with stay-set.
ours are fuzzy with broken treads and the line is actually square were it goes through the cars. I'm thinking alittle stretch is good thing on a sheet, maye it will act as shock absorber in a puff. At least thats how I'm justifying
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IMHO, it is more important to get the low stretch stuff for halyards, not so much for the sheets.

My reasoning is that you're constantly adjusting the sheets, so if they stretch a bit, you won't really notice, since you're constantly adjusting them. The halyards are generally fixed for much longer durations, and much harder to adjust, so any reduction of stretch in the halyards is going to be a much bigger and noticeable improvement IMHO.
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