Sheetlet lengths - how to check?

  • 12 May 2020 08:23
    Reply # 8962658 on 8962655
    Jami wrote:

    I seem to tumble on choosing right lengths for the sheetlets - again.

    This came up when tuning my new split sail, however this is not a sail- but user-specific issue. I had the same persisting dilemma with my one-part sail too.

    It seems that I never get right lengths for the sheetlets. One is too long. another is too short, and when I adjust accordingly, some other length-related problem appears.

    Would you more experienced people please enlighten the rest of us: what is a good/the right way of adjusting sheetlet lengths? Is there a step-by-step method, a set of rules of thumb or something else?

    When I was setting up the new sail on my junk rig yacht 'Footprints' I used the dimensions/ratios given in PJR. They were perfect and not needing any adjustment right from first installation.
  • 12 May 2020 08:19
    Message # 8962655

    I seem to tumble on choosing right lengths for the sheetlets - again.

    This came up when tuning my new split sail, however this is not a sail- but user-specific issue. I had the same persisting dilemma with my one-part sail too.

    It seems that I never get right lengths for the sheetlets. One is too long. another is too short, and when I adjust accordingly, some other length-related problem appears.

    Would you more experienced people please enlighten the rest of us: what is a good/the right way of adjusting sheetlet lengths? Is there a step-by-step method, a set of rules of thumb or something else?

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