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Old 16-07-2011, 14:38   #1
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Is it Possible to Store an Asymetrical Spinnaker on Deck ?

And have it rigged permanently, so you can fly it with just a pull of the halyard. If so, than maybe I'd actually use mine.

Or should I just accept the fact that if damn near 2 years after this post, if I haven't flown it, than maybe I just never will.

Maybe it's time to list this thing in the classifieds forum.
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Old 16-07-2011, 14:51   #2
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Re: Is it possible to store an asymmetrical spinnaker on deck?

If the wind is behind the beam you must fly a spinnaker...at least some of the time.

Yes, some race boats store the chute in a launch tube. Sport boats. The tube is nearly as long as the boat. The halyard and dousing line are one and the same. Sometimes the dousing line goes thru a eyelet in the middle of the chute. Goes up and down quick and slick. But it's only good for purpose built setups.

What's so hard about flying it? Three lines clipped on (you can skip the lazy sheet) and then hoist away. I do it regularly on both the 36 and 50 footers ... singlehanded .... but only in 7 to 20 knots of breeze. Sometimes free launch and douse, sometimes on a code zero furler, sometimes from a sock. The sock is the biggest hassle but sure is nice to have rigged when the wind increases.
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Old 16-07-2011, 17:27   #3
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Re: Is it possible to store an asymmetrical spinnaker on deck?

"The sock is the biggest hassle but sure is nice to have rigged when the wind increases"

Isnt that exactly when you decide to take it back down? I love my sock - Sure it is more lines to deal with but it makes dousing SO much easier
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Re: Is it Possible to Store an Asymetrical Spinnaker on Deck ?

I'm going to put mine on one of those detachable code zero furlers. Just furl it up and drop it into the bag, furler and all.
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Re: Is it Possible to Store an Asymetrical Spinnaker on Deck ?

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I'm going to put mine on one of those detachable code zero furlers. Just furl it up and drop it into the bag, furler and all.
I do that sometimes. It's very cool. But there's a few issues. One is that it can come unwound up top before you have time to lower it. The cure is to modify the luff with two parallel ropes...just like a proper code zero. The other is it's hard to keep the sheets from getting tangled as they wrap and unwrap.

But it's very cool.
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