I just bought 60' of 3/8" for my 112% jib this year. I tied it to the
clew with a larks head knot. Its long enough, but just barely. I'd go
65' if I did it again. You'll need longer if you use it on a genny.
Slack end needs to "wrap around" the foredeck.
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, Kevin Walters <kwaltersmi@...>
> Hello again fellow Helms sailors. I'm back with another question
about Helms 25 dimensions. I'd like to purchase a new jib sheet,
however I haven't had my boat rigged yet and don't know what length I
should buy. What approximate length do you recommend for a jib sheet
that will be knotted at the clew and equally distributed on the port
& starboard sides? I've heard 1.5 times the boat length is an basic
estimation, but 38' seems like it might be a bit short. I was
thinking about 50' of 5/16" diameter. Any thoughts?
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