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Mike Thompson

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Looking for a new Mainsheet
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:07:23 AM »
It's long since past time to replace my Mainsheet.  Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) has 'em listed on their web site.  Looking for advice and/or suggestions regarding APS or other suppliers.

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Re: Looking for a new Mainsheet
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 12:29:36 PM »
Hi, Mike.  We have some Marlow, Gemini, in 9mm on order.  It comes in orange, which is a bummer, but the cool thing is it is a dual core line which is designed specifically for split tail main sheets:  http://www.marlowropes.com/leisure-marine-products-1/dinghy-windsurfing/excel2-gemini.html

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Re: Looking for a new Mainsheet
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 08:32:18 PM »
Thanks Craig.  Orange is good!  I like the lines to be easily distinguishable and orange will definitely stand out.
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Re: Looking for a new Mainsheet
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 09:58:50 PM »
Hi, Mike.  We have some Marlow, Gemini, in 9mm on order.  It comes in orange, which is a bummer, but the cool thing is it is a dual core line which is designed specifically for split tail main sheets:  http://www.marlowropes.com/leisure-marine-products-1/dinghy-windsurfing/excel2-gemini.html

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Craig that rope looks good, how does it compare to the excell fusion, do you guys splice (or whatever termination is required for the cover to stay in place?) When will you get it? How much for a main sheet (whatever the length is) and I assume you can ship it
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Re: Looking for a new Mainsheet
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 01:18:48 AM »
Hi Mike--Cam Copeland at Fogh Marine in Toronto has built a main sheet and other viper rigging for us over the years, if you are looking for an option in Canada.  orderdesk@foghmarine.com

He used all Marlow lines. The main section is 8mm D2 Racing, the
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are 4mm D12.
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Craig Wilusz

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Re: Looking for a new Mainsheet
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 06:50:45 AM »
Hi guys.  Thanks for the questions.  We are getting two cut lengths to play with it and hope to have two mainsheets in Miami (one being on our boat to see how it does) the other will be available to purchase down there.  Looking forward to checking out this line.  Craig
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