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Re: Jib sheets
Thanks all. It has been an interesting thread and it has given me a lot to think over.
There are lot of new products out there that I resist on the 'if it ain't broke...' principle. I have been talking to the crews on the mega sailing yachts with their super line rigging and it is surely impressive. Isn't if funny how we've gone from cordage holding up trees to wire, then rod and now back to cordage? With the leathered, served and sewn terminations on these rigs, they look so much more 'ship shape' than the old pressed fittings, and I'm guessing opening up a whole new (what was old is now new) skill set for the modern vessel rigger.
I have no doubt that we'll move to the super lines for our runners and the triatic, if we decide to put one on, but I don't see moving to them for sheets as any advantage with the size of our winches.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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