How much line is needed for mainsheet?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by ccreed50, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. ccreed50

    ccreed50 New Member

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    Thanks,

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  2. Ed Jones

    Ed Jones Secretary/Vice Commodore Staff Member

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    Mainsheet

    It should be 34' 6" long. The book calls for 3/8" dia. thickness, but I prefer 5/16".
     
  3. ritzpro

    ritzpro New Member

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    Personally, I'd add another six inches to what the manual says. It lets you tie both ends of the halyard together through the cleat when the sail is off. That way you won't lose the ends if you're trying to raise the sail in a blow.
     
  4. Jack McCollum

    Jack McCollum New Member

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    Richard, what does the halyard have to do with the mainsheet?

    Anyway, how about a length for those of us using only a single purchase. I've sailed now in 18knot winds and you can still adjust the main fairly easily.
     
  5. ritzpro

    ritzpro New Member

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    Sorry. It was late. And maybe I was a sheet to the wind when I wrote it

    Still, it's good advice if you're talking halyards.
     

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