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Old 11-05-2013, 11:48   #1
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Genneker pole

I have purchased an asymmetric spinnaker for my boat, it is a 1550sqft sail for a Najad 520.
I feel that due to the large projecting pulpit I will need too fit a bow sprit type pole , has anyone any advise on specs, suppliers etc
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:49   #2
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Re: Genneker pole

I fly my 2,000 sq ft using an ATN tacker without problems.

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Selden do bowsprit kits; I've got one.
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Re: Genneker pole

Originally Posted by sestina View Post
Selden do bowsprit kits; I've got one.
I don't think a sprit installation is feasible on a Najad 520, not the way the coamings sit up. But experimenting with a tack strap is certainly a good idea. They tend to get in the way while jibing, but can be the ticket on a long deep reach.
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