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 Post subject: 18SX main sheet size?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:21 am 
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I was running a 3/8 (10mm) line as my main sheet with my 6:1 block set. I just got the new 8:1 block set and the line feels to heavy. What would one run in the new low profile 8:1 blocks? (4 carbo on top) and 3 carbo on bottom with the extra single out front of the 3. Maybe I should use my jib sheet line?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:12 pm 
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I believe mine is 3/8" with a 7:1 system. However, mainsheet diameter is really a balance between two issues - too fat of a line will not run through the bolcks smoothly. To skinny of a line will hurt your hand. So if the line runs through the blocks well and is comfortable in your hand (fully sheeted upwind in a blow) then it will work. On a high reduction system like 8:1, I would think you would err towards a smaller line diameter since the loads on your hand will be less and you need a thinner line to run more smoothly through the extra blocks.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:42 pm 
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You can knitte 10mm (3/8) line with 6 or 8mm thin line. Like this
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Ql_S8taww8/T ... CF7844.JPG


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