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New sail...new sheets...1 piece or 2?

Just got a laminate sail for the boat. Its a 140 and its used on a furler. The old jib sheets were 1/2" and seem really heavy and chunky. Replacing them with 7/16" Sta-set. Would you guys go with 2 45' sheets or 1 90' sheet? Its for cruising and a lot of singlehanded stuff, and I don't change the sails much and if it did i would have sheets for each sail to make it easy.

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A soft shackle works well...and easier to use same 2 sheets.
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Re: New sail...new sheets...1 piece or 2?

I would go with the single , 2 bowlines on the clew is clunky . We have two sheets and when I get around to getting new I'm going to have the one line . One thing about 1/2 it feels good in your hand IMO . To small no good . Sta-Set is awesome .

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Eye spliced sheets and soft shackle is low...clunky...
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Re: New sail...new sheets...1 piece or 2?

Hello,

If you only have one headsail, or will have dedicated sheets for each sail, then I can't think of a single reason to have two separate sheets. Just get one 90' line and use a cow hitch / lark's head to attach at the clew. Easy peasy.

FYI I don't like stay set or stay set X. I prefer Endura braid.

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Re: New sail...new sheets...1 piece or 2?

We use two sheets eye spliced in each end. We then lash these eyes to the sail with 6mm Dyneema. They never hang upon the stays/shrouds. Each season we turn the sheets end for end and it seems to extend the life of the sheets.
I hope you didn't buy a tape drive laminate sail. This boat had a full set and they are the worst sails, lifespan wise, I've ever owned. Absolutely a horrible idea.
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I hope you didn't buy a tape drive laminate sail. This boat had a full set and they are the worst sails, lifespan wise, I've ever owned. Absolutely a horrible idea.
We got a set of tape drive sails and won our club championship two years in a row with them. By the end of the third year by we ran out of rip-stop and had to use duct tape to try to hold the jib together in its final upwind leg. Couldn't even use it to rake leaves afterwards - it kept shredding & shedding pieces.
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Re: New sail...new sheets...1 piece or 2?

I tried a one piece jib sheet and it chafed through at the clew, and then I had two-piece jib sheets. The same thing happened to a friend, so I think it's not uncommon. I use two piece sheets now, with bowline knots on both my race boat and cruiser, and honestly don't see any functional difference.
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Re: New sail...new sheets...1 piece or 2?

Catalina 28 with just one headsail, a 135 on a furler. Single line, and a lark's head. Simple, not much bulk. Gets pretty snug by the end of the season, but pries apart easily with a couple tools.
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