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Thread: "Loose Footed Staysail Sheet Length"

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Loose Footed Staysail Sheet Length

Mike McCoy

I just removed the boom to convert the staysail to be loose-footed.

I plan to rig it per a tip from Bud to enable it to be 'self tending', i.e. run the sheet from a rope clutch on the port side of the cockpit, thru the port cabin top lead block (on track), to the staysail clew (via a snatch block), thru the lead block on the stbd side cabin top and finally to the stbd rope clutch.

I just got back from the boat and I should have measured it while I was there but forgot (Doh!). I looked at the rigging schedule on the construction CD and the boomed sheet length is 40' and staysail with traveler is 100'. That seems pretty darn long for what I'm doing.

Just wonder if anyone has a similar setup and if so, how long of a staysail sheet do you use/have?

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