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Old 29-11-2006, 18:24   #1
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Parasail Spinnaker

I posted this in monohull but didn't get any response...so maybe someone here can help. Does anyone here have any experience with or know someone that has a parasailor spinnaker?


http://www.istec.ag/?main=produkte&sub=parasailor2&lang=en

I'm very interested in knowing how it compares to a gennaker.

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Old 29-11-2006, 19:37   #2
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Why not just go full blown kite. Less to get tangled up.............._/)

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BTW I deleted the other post. One is sufficient......................._/)
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Old 29-11-2006, 23:26   #3
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A bit like these Del, looked at one for the new powercat as you don't need a mast, but you can still get a lot of diesel for $10,000 +

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I am using one on my Lagoon 380S2 cat and i LOVE it.
I testsailed it in wind up to 25knots and it is easy to handle, since some of the pressure escapes through the opening. of course this is less ideal for winds below 10knots.
But since i often sail shorthanded i am happy to have a sail that is easy to set and bring down and is less likely to get broken due to gusts.
http://www.linocat.de
If you scroll to the bottom, you will find some pics. Sorry, the site itself is in german.

some more pics here:
http://www.linocat.de/uk.htm

it is an expensive sails, but i like it and it works perfect with the autopilot.

Just my 2 cents

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Old 03-12-2006, 10:47   #5
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it is an expensive sails, but i like it and it works perfect with the autopilot.
Sounds like what I'm looking for. Lori and I plan to be circumnavigating in 23 months from now and we are looking for a primary crossing sail that can be used in a wide range of conditions. We aren't racing, so a bit of spill in exchange for wider angle and wind speed sounds just fine.

How long did it take to get yours once you paid for it?
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It took around 4-6 weeks i think.
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Does anyone know where there are sailmaking patters for such a sail (or for a traditional spinnaker)?

I really like the idea of this one. It would seem it has very little trim to be done!

Any idea where to find sailmaking patterns?
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Parasailor longevity

How are you guys getting on with your parasailor after a couple of years? Any wear? Is it still fulfulling your needs?
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I like the idea of that spinnaker with the slot and parasail flown in front of the slot. It sounds like it can be flown very easily an in many wind strengths right up to some 30+kts.
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It is interesting to note that it was learned a long time ago that slots in parachutes to control airflow dramatically improves stability and resilience. It is no surprise that similar concepts can add value (in more ways than one) to sails.

I have now heard plenty of good one off stories about this sail. It would be great to hear from someone who's had one for 2-3 years.
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