Originally Posted by TEE
ERRR!!! Excuse me. I recollect the original poster on this thread saying, "he has never had one before." My point is if you never had one before, the worst way to learn how to use one is single
handed. I can pretty much guarantee he will be surprised.
I agree if he tries to fly one in high winds but since they are a light air sail, he won't hurt much learning
in 5-10 kts where he would get the most use out of the sail in the first place. The first time I flew one solo the boat was making two knots, I figured what the hey and tried it. Eureka! Boat speed doubled and I found it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Baby steps, that's all.
Edit: He's also talking about a cruising spinnaker not a conventional spinnaker. The cruising spinnaker is basically a really big genny. No poles needed.