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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 14 at 9:42am
I spliced my kite sheets together where they attach to the kite so I only have one knot, the effectively continuous piece of rope goes around the forestay much easier. I then put a simple link in the other middle of the sheets so I could get them on and off the boat.

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Originally posted by fab100

I tapered mine the other way, with the thin bit in the middle, tying the fatter ends together in the boat. Then splice  an extra bit of string into the centrepoint of the tapered part to give a short tail and bowline that to the asymmetric. Even if you do run the sheet across the forestay on a gybe, there is nothing to catch. Jobs a good 'un.

that.... although I just centred the sheet and took a couple of inches and spliced them together with some whipping twine.  Then larks head the cringle...  
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Hi

A quick tip

When you bury the cover in to the core you can wrap the tapered cover bury with white electrical tape so that the bits of cover don't poke through the core.

It gives a neat finish.
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Topsail sheet bend. A classic knot - a variant of a figure of eight.

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I made some for the 200, similar to both Neptune & Fab100's, but
 
I pulled a 4" loop of the Dyneema core through the cover in the centre point of the rope, which I sewed & whipped in place. I also tapered 4" both ends, with a burnt overhand knot at the ends of the Dyneema.
The loop pokes through the clew then the whole length passes through the loop. The tapered ends tie neatly together in the boat with a small knot that doesn't jiggle undone.
 
I do like Neptunes loop & tie idea for the ends. Didn't think of that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NHRC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 14 at 9:55pm
Just incase anyone is interested in tapered sheets for their boat I have some excel on order and enough material to make a few more

Let me know the lengths and specifications...
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