International 505 Jib Sheets
Talk about labor-intensive with high performance results. These jib sheets are made of that sweet high tech double braid Dinghy Control Line by FSE Robline featuring color-coded polyester covers with a Dyneema SK-75 Core. Measuring 1/4″ – this line has a tensile strength of 3,700 lbs. Tough and strong. What’s extra sexy about these sheets is the fact they have a smooth tack with tapered and buried covers.
Skinny on the Smooth Tack – Works really well on Small Boats
It’s the nature of the brummel splice or luggage tag to have kind of an “angled area” (sorry for our lack of a technical word for this – please comment any good ideas…) where the line exits the splice or the loop respectively. That “angled area” is likely to chafe or get hung up on something when you’re tacking. With a smooth tack, we’re going for a smooth transition. Read: No more nameless angled area! Hurrah!
APS Rigging solution for this: Measure your line for sheets, mark that middle spot. From there, pull out roughly 18″ of core (or however long depending on which boat you’re working with), brummel splice it, and stick the core back it back into its cover. The result is a smooth point – cover over the place where the brummel exits – that will glide easily over shrouds. Our goal here is to have one less thing to think about; one less spot to chafe and/or get hung up on something.
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