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Old 05-11-2008, 15:54   #1
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I will be ordering a cruising spinnaker kit soon from sailrite for a hunter 40. I know that some kites come with leech and luff lines, some regular line and others spectra. Looking over the Sailrite kit, it just has tape.

- Are the lines nessesairy? and will I want them?

Second question.........

Fabric weight, .75 or 1.5? Lots of oppinions out there.....what is yours?

- Boat is in Saint Petersburg but will mostly be using the sail on the gulf. I want to use it in light air yet I don't want to worry about blowing it out on a reech or closer to the wind. As for wind speed, I'm not sure that I will be comfortable flying it in 20kts and probably even 15 due to my experience. Besides, at that speed the other sails on the boat should be providing a good enough push.

My former name was "Bus Driver". It's something that I chose quicky to get registered the first time to ask a few questions. I didn't realize how much I was going to like this site so now I have changed the name to something that has meaning to me. Not sure what the policy is for that on the forum but I'm sure I'll find out.

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Old 05-11-2008, 17:21   #2
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My former name was "Bus Driver". It's something that I chose quicky to get registered the first time to ask a few questions. I didn't realize how much I was going to like this site so now I have changed the name to something that has meaning to me. Not sure what the policy is for that on the forum but I'm sure I'll find out.

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Tapes are all I have ever seen on spinnakers. For your use, (< 15 knots) I'd go with the 3/4 oz. It will set better in light airs and if you are a typical fractional rigged hunter, the sail isn't that big. On windy days, don't reach hard with it because you will stretch it. Just sail downwind or take it down. As you say, at 15 knots you will probably have plenty of drive with the white sails.
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