Genoa sheet question - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 06-29-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
castoff is on a distinguished road
Genoa sheet question

When I bought my Valiant 37 the genoa sheets were 3/4", to big for the Barient 28 ST winch. How does one decide on the size of sheet to use. How would I find the recommended sheet size for the winch?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-29-2009
DwayneSpeer's Avatar
Old Fart
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Pasco, WA, USA
Posts: 514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
DwayneSpeer is on a distinguished road
Sheet size

Use what feels good in your hands and doesn't slip thru the self tailers.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Hey, can one of you guys pass me a crab?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-29-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SEMIJim will become famous soon enough SEMIJim will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by castoff View Post
When I bought my Valiant 37 the genoa sheets were 3/4",
Holy moley!

Quote:
Originally Posted by castoff View Post
to big for the Barient 28 ST winch.
I should think so. 3/4" would probably be too big for the Harken 40s on our boat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by castoff View Post
How does one decide on the size of sheet to use.
It's a trade-off between size and hand feel. Bigger-diameter lines are easier to get a good grip on, but they're heavier, take up more space on winches, and are more expensive.

Quote:
Originally Posted by castoff View Post
How would I find the recommended sheet size for the winch?
I don't know as there is such a thing.

We're using 7/16" StaSet for jib/genoa sheets because 7/16" was what we were replacing. There's also a set of 3/8" sheets in the locker, which would probably be better for the light air genoa.

Our main halyard is 7/16" something-or-other, and it works fine on our #28 cabin-top winches.

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-29-2009
55,000nm 2X South Pacific
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cruising full time
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
davebkanelavie is on a distinguished road
I'd use 3/8" line for sheets. Yes, it will be a little harder on the hands. But, easier to store the line, better for light air, and it will run through the blocks easier and best of cheaper.

If you have self tailing winches or rope clutches sized for the 3/4" line it would be wise to check that the smaller line will grip ok.
__________________
David Kane

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-29-2009
Sabreman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yeocomico River, VA
Posts: 1,621
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Sabreman will become famous soon enough Sabreman will become famous soon enough
Half inch Sta-Set workes well for our 38'. See "http://harken.com/calculators/GenoaLoading.aspx" for loading calculation.
__________________
Sabre 38 "Victoria"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trimming Your Asymmetrical Spinnaker sandygoodall Seamanship Articles 14 03-31-2010 10:27 AM
Undersized Genoa dgr Gear & Maintenance 9 08-06-2008 11:00 AM
Sheet Winch Question? STLMac21 Gear & Maintenance 23 08-23-2007 09:02 PM
Adjustable Sheet Leads Brian Hancock Seamanship Articles 0 02-08-2002 08:00 PM
Adjustable Sheet Leads Brian Hancock Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 02-08-2002 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.