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Herniated jibsheets

Just finished making a sail from Sailrite - interesting experience, seems to be working well. But one issue - the steel D-ring used on the clew has a small diameter. Strong enough, but tough on the sheets. I use 1/2 sheets - they fit well in the winch 'tailer, and are easy on the hands - but the tight turn around the D-ring causes the core to burst out (it's a heavy-wind blade, so there is a lot of tension on the sheets upwind).

I tried a smaller diameter sheet, but that slips on the winches.

Any suggestions? My working jib and genny both have large eyelets, offering a bigger radius for the turn; never been a problem. So it's just the new blade.
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Re: Herniated jibsheets

Attach 1 bowline to the other bowline maybe?
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Re: Herniated jibsheets

Make up, or if you can't splice, have a local rigger/sail maker make up, a loop of spectra, pass that through the clew cringle in the manner of a cow hitch and secure your sheets to the loop.

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Re: Herniated jibsheets

Paul,

How are you currently attaching the sheet? I use a lark's head and to make things easy, I have some whipping twine at the very midpoint of my sheet. (I re-rig every sail) So, in kind, could you pull the cover of of about 6" of StaSet or Spectra of the SAME diameter as your sheet and milk it all the way to the middle? Pull it tight and stitch into place with twine or UV protected thread. Or, take 1/32" line and wrap the grommet thereby increasing the working diameter? Either way it's 15-30 minutes of work.
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Re: Herniated jibsheets

As a cheap way... can you put in an old shackle.......

OK lets can that idea right here and now... just thought about a flogging genoa with a shackle dancing round the foredeck. LOL


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Re: Herniated jibsheets

From time to time we do have to go back to basics of sailing. It is easier to make adjustments going in to the wind. In stronger winds does require to be little bit quicker. Motoring of one kind or the other also helps to point in to the wind and get out of irons after.
Oh well some of us are spoiled by using this technology to get out of marina and start sailing.
Sorry learning.
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As a cheap way... can you put in an old shackle.......

OK lets can that idea right here and now... just thought about a flogging genoa with a shackle dancing round the foredeck. LOL


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dyneema soft shackle?
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dyneema soft shackle?
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Re: Herniated jibsheets

What weinie said, soft shackle. I replaced my hard shackle with a soft one last year and haven't looked back. Easy enough to make and plenty of examples on the net. Best thing being you have nothing to lose in trying as you don't have to alter your existing setup.

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Re: Herniated jibsheets

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From time to time we do have to go back to basics of sailing. It is easier to make adjustments going in to the wind. In stronger winds does require to be little bit quicker. Motoring of one kind or the other also helps to point in to the wind and get out of irons after.
Oh well some of us are spoiled by using this technology to get out of marina and start sailing.
Sorry learning.
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