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    Posted: 27 Jun 10 at 9:19pm

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Hi not sure if I'm allowed this maisheet for my byte CII?

Cant find anything against it in the class rules but its possibly overkill for a byte.
Seen them do it on catamarans

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Are you talking about the tapering? We've got one on the 14 as well, never bothered with the 600 didn't seem worth it. 
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Why would you not be allowed it? Is it against class rules (not just for the Byte) to have tapering mainsheets.
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Originally posted by radixon

Why would you not be allowed it? Is it against class rules (not just for the Byte) to have tapering mainsheets.

Some classes don't allow tapered sheets, They are not allowed on the L2, the sheets have to be "of one continuous length of line of uniform diameter".

Had a quick look at the Byte rules and couldn't see anything that excludes tapered sheets. 

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Another thing to watch out for is class rules that say ropes and fittings can be replaces with ones which do not increase performance, which i think the laser and most OD rules do, and a tapered mainsheet does improve
performance, or why would anyone want one
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Most SMOD rules have a general exclusion on unauthorised equipment, so anything that isn't specifically permitted is excluded, rather than vice versa.

In the case of the Byte that rule is:-
1. OVERRIDING ONE-DESIGN PRINCIPLE
The BYTE Class sailboat was created as a true one-design class which, when raced, will provide a real test between competitors of racing skills and seamanship and not a test of boats and equipment. Therefore, any alteration, or attempt at alteration, of the hull, centreboard or rudder shape, construction, equipment, spars, sail or rigging, as it was supplied by the builder, is a breach, in substance, of these rules UNLESS SUCH ALTERATION IS SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THESE RULES.


There are then further rules confirming what you are allowed to change, but mainsheet isn't listed. Logocally then I suggest that the mainsheet must be left at the standard thickness etc.

Class Rules are linked from here.http://www.sailing.org/1808.php

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 11:42am
That'll exclude tapers then
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Looks very much like the Laser rules which is basically unless it says you can then you can't.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 6:14pm
Well basically is 5mm Dynema shoved in the mainsheet in place of its core and stiched whipping inside it.

Is there a minimum diamiter for maisheet (excluding practical diamiters,IE 2mm rope is hard to hold)
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If that is what you have then I'm sure it will be fine! If you are changing to that I do have to ask why? Is it worth the extra money and time?

The byte isnt a particularly big class at the moment, they are trying to get as many people on the water as they can to regain momentum, for this reason I am sure they arent going to say anything at an event.  Perhaps if you went and won the worlds they might question it but even then I doubt they would take it away from you!

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