E-Sails Cruising Chute Sheet Kits comprise the recommended deck level sheets and ropes that are required to fly a Cruising Chute safely.
Of course you must have a Spinnaker Halyard rigged on your mast already (this is not provided in the kit) and then ideally you need the Sheet Kit which contains:
– a Pair of Sheets (plain ended without snap shackles) of a suitable strength and in an easily handleable diameter, without being to heavy, and;
– a Tackline with a SnapShackle to attach to the sail’s Tack eye.
The sheets and the Tack line should ideally each be around twice as long as the boat’s length, so that the sail can be sailed on either side and dropped into the companionway if necessary.
The Tackline runs from the cockpit (or a strong cleating point aft) forward on the deck through a Bow mounted block* and up to the Sail’s Tack ring. The Tack line’s length allows the sail to be launched from the deck amidships or from the companionway (thus behind the fore/aft sails) and then be tensioned to pull that Tack down close to the block – or as tight as you wish.
The Sheets must be rigged around the front of the forestay, so that the sail could be sheeted in on either Tack. Normally the sheets would be led through a turning block on each aft Quarter* The sheets should each be attached to the Chute’s Clew Ring with a Bowline knot, and would normally be trimmed using the Genoa winches.
* Block kits are available separately and include three blocks, for Tack Line and Sheets.