Our J105 "Y" Bridle Spinnaker Sheet is constructed of two lines each over 80' long which are spliced together into a "Y" configuration leaving a single short length of line leading to the clew. All three ends are whipped for durability, core is secured to the cover and no-load movement is provided.
The line used for this Spin Sheet is a high performance, Yale Maxibraid Plus. It features a UHMWPE Spectra core that has been proven to offer high working loads, low stretch, high abrasion resistance, zero water absorption and UV stability. APS is the only distributor for this solid, color-coded line, and we recommend it all of the time. Its solid color cover will be easily identified in high-pressure situations and the TST (Thin Sleeve Technology) construction is durable and runs smoothly through blocks.
- Diameter: 5/16 in (8mm)
- Line: Yale Maxibraid Plus - High Performance - UHMWPE (Spectra) core provides negligible stretch with a durable polyester cover.
- more than 11 month(s)
Looking to save some money I took advantage of APS's "20% off rigging" sale and bought, what appeared to be, the only J/105 spin sheets they offered.
What I later found out was:
1) They carry a set of "high performance" sheets but chose to drop them from the site during the 20% off sale. ...guys I work with e-commerce and a site-wide sale is a site wide sale...adjusting your regular stock and hiding products you don't want to discount is deceptive..."everything" is not on sale. Consumers are not dumb...but we do hold a grudge.
2) the sheets are impossibly slippery even if only a little bit damp...jibing in the rain with 25kts on San Francisco Bay while using these sheets was just plain dangerous...let alone slow.
If you are crusing a 105 ...fine...buy 'em
If you race a 105 ...stick to the expensive sets and get them custom made by a local rigger who knows the conditions and will cut them to a reasonable length. (These appeared to be cut for 'outside jibes' as the length was easily 10-15 feet more than needed which creates a real mess during racing..I actually wonder if this set is marketed for multiple boat types).
We have had to go buy useable sheets before the next regatta...so my "bargain" ended up costing us $300..anyone want to buy a barely used set of cruising spin sheets?