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On a 25' raceboat 6:1 is just to much line in the cockpit

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On a 25' raceboat 6:1 is just to much line in the cockpit
It is rigged like this:


Not as much line in the cockpit, you pull both or one side only.


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We did it from old style 6:1 to new style 8:1 its a LOT more line

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6-1 on a smaller boat would be a lot of line, hence why I like my 4-1/16-1 macro/micro tune. I have harken 57mm singles on the boom, and a fiddle on my traveler. Then 40mm?!?! or there abouts for the micro tune, a double and a fiddle. Works well.

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blt2ski, do you have a picture of the tackle? Also, what line are you using?

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Unfortunately, I do not have a pic with the micro, I do with it just 4-1. The micro 4-1 goes on the last length of the current setup.




If you go to harkens online page 18 of their catalong, and the lowest left mainsheet system is what I have.

I use all XLS extra lines for sheets and halyards. IIRC the main sheet is 9/16 possibly 5/8, more for comfort. The micro line is 1/4" just long enough to go from the fiddle to the boom.

Now that I added the last two pics, which are closeups, I am see that the mainsheet blocks are the old ones. BUT< they still show what I have. I can get an updated later today/tonight if need be.

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I won't comment on the block issue, but I just replaced my main sheet with New England Sta Set-colored. My boat is set up for cruising, and I know this line is a bit of a compromise as there is slightly more stretch than others but the sheet has a nice feel, runs through the blocks much better than the old Sta set it replaced, works well for my center boom rigging, and is reasonably priced/durable. If you are racing competitively, you'll likely find you'll want something a bit higher tech/expensive/stiff. My gripe with those types of lines has been that I dont like how they feel for sheets. My halyards are Sta Set X, which feels much more stiff. I know others use it for sheets though-just my preference and 2 cents. Lots of choices.
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Bruce,

No problems with your line thoughts. I do race, hence why I actually removed the sta-set from my boat. ZZ also races. I also have a carbon 155, and equal main, so why have lines that stretch more than the sail cloth etc. My reasons for the XLS line.

ALso why I like the micro tune, a little better fine control tune to the main when going up wind.

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Makes sense

That makes perfect sense. I thought that might be the case after I read saw the kind of boat you own in your profile (and after sending my response-doh). Im not sure my boat would know the difference, but yours clearly would. Good luck this season. Maybe we'll see you on the bay-SV Endurance.
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I think I may opt for the 40mm although that may be pushing the standard working load a bit.
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