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View Poll Results: How long do you need to fly your spinnake to to take the trouble to put it up
less than 1 hour, if I can fly it I do 11 24.44%
at least 1 hour 14 31.11%
1-2 hours 4 8.89%
2-3 hours 5 11.11%
3-4 hours 5 11.11%
4+ hours 6 13.33%
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:48   #31
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Re: How do you decide when to fly your spinnaker

Used it on Sunday in light air,the hardest part is remaking the v berth after the sail is put away !!
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:58   #32
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Re: How do you decide when to fly your spinnaker

That's something I never do, fly the chute with the main sail down. But then in the past 5 years I know I've only sailed on the head sail only 1 time and it was only for about 15 minutes.

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Old 07-07-2015, 06:01   #33
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Re: How do you decide when to fly your spinnaker

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I finally flew my asymmetrical this weekend and it turned what was a 3 knot sail into a 5-7 knot one. Since I wasn't going anywhere really I also played around with flying it closer into the wind and it did pretty good on a close reach. I think I definitely am going to try to use it more often in different conditions other that broad reaching as I think I can get more use out of it.
Definitely... That's one of the great things about an assym; it can fly from close reach to broad reach. Turns a potential motoring day into a fun sailing day. I'll add that I use my drifter across the full range points-of-sail (close haul to run) since it's basically just a big genny. It doesn't fly off as well, but is easier (for me) to rig and run.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:02   #34
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Re: How do you decide when to fly your spinnaker

What a bunch of lazy sailors. Only one person here posted a photo of their boat sailing with the main as well

I give me an hour and I'll consider flying my code 1 when solo.

For the past 3 years I've been using a Selden removable bowsprit. It's a bit of a pain as it blocks my anchor locker. It's being replaced by a fixed bowsprit and now I'm hoping that I will use my coloured sails even more as I can rig them up at anchor and drop them after anchoring. My big issue now is if I start in conditions for my Code 1 but the winds swing around, will I stick to the C1 or put up my new North G2

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Old 13-07-2015, 20:06   #35
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Re: How do you decide when to fly your spinnaker

Just sold a 42 footer with 3/4 oz asym and went to 50 footer with 1.5 oz asym. Huge size difference. Needs two people to pull forward. I use it much less as a result. Thought of going with code zero. I have an annual 1000 mile downwind sail which I do full crew and asym. Most of the rest of the year it rests.

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