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  • #3891
    Swiebertje
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    Does anyone know the approximate length for a gibe cord?

    I am referring to a short piece of rope that hangs parallel to the main sheet (center sheeting) from the boom to a steel ring that sits around the main sheet. It’s only function is to pull the boom over in a gibe if the boom itself is out of reach. Unfortunately I have my boat disassembled for maintenance and I can not measure myself and I want to make a nice spliced loop before the boom is assembled again.

    #7972
    Colin Parkstone
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    To Mr Odd Vegetables,

    Now I don’t say I am bragging but mine is 500mm long from eye to eye!!!

    The ring at the end of the strop needs to be of a fair size and weight so as to not ride up when you move the sheet as it can jam in the first pulley on the boom!

    C P 😉

    #7981
    Swiebertje
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    Hmm, it isn’t the bragging about the length, it’s that fair sized ring that makes me worry… 😯

    Thanks for the help.

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