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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:22 pm 
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I've finally had a couple really good sails with the 21sc and i'm second guessing the 6:1 mainsheet I purchased. It seemed a lot easier on a h16 or I'm just getting old. I'm using the typical Harken H194 base with a 40mm triple Carbo on top. I never had the original 7:1 setup so I have nothing to compare to. Can anyone offer their opinion on having the 7:1 vs. the 6:1 on a 21sc? Also, based on what I can find from Harken, the blocks have plenty of capacity when using with the gin pole to raise and lower the mast but they just look wimpy compared to the 7:1 blocks. I'm interested if anyone has had failures. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:09 am 
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Can't give direct comparisons - Just inherited an 8:1 and was using the stock 6:1 that came with the SE. Huge difference, but a lot more line on the boat, but I don't care. My 6:1 came apart, but it was my fault for taking it apart to change the sheet angle and not using thread locker to put it back together. Happened while sailing; had to hold the damned thing together as we sailed back to the beach. Lucky I had a spare!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:12 pm 
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I use 8:1 on my H18, I would recommend the same for the SC. I had 12:1 on my 21SE with a squaretop main. It was a lot of line to deal with, but otherwise was very hard to sheet in when it was blowing.

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