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Old 12-07-2013, 22:45   #1
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sailing research, and questions

So i had time this evening to do some learning.
i learned what those hooks on the main boom are,
HA! reefing hooks!

the question i ran into involves the spinnaker.
do i need a spinnaker pole?
do i need to take the genoa off the fuller to use the spinnaker?
or should i have two halyards?
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Old 12-07-2013, 23:24   #2
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If you have a symmetrical spinnaker you need a pole. If you have an asym you don't need the pole. The genoa can stay on the furler. You should have a crane at the head with it's own swivel block and halyard for the spinnaker to place it forward of the foresail. With an asym you run a tack sleeve or bead ring over the furled foresail to adjust the spinnaker.
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Old 13-07-2013, 06:21   #3
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that explains the block i can see at the top of the mast with no line on it.
i will have to run one.
i assume asym, because there is not even a place to rig a pole. i have been told it has a sock? does that confirm anything?
i want to learn my sails and rigging before i go back out sailing this fall.
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Old 13-07-2013, 06:31   #4
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Hey Scoobert,

At the 4:38 mark on this video, these fellas pop the chute (hoist the spinnaker) from the "sock." It's an asymmetrical spinnaker also. But if it seems somewhat different when you do it on your boat it's probably 'cause you ain't hitting the 17 knots these ole boys are. And they are sailing WAY high as compared to what you will be doing.

Also, your theme song is on here starting at around the 6:00 mark!

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Old 13-07-2013, 06:40   #5
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looks like it is rigged the same as the genoa? i thought they were more balloon like? and for running downwind only?
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and this is my theme song :P
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looks like it is rigged the same as the genoa? i thought they were more balloon like? and for running downwind only?
This one may be cut a little bit differently from one made for a monohull at the slower speeds, but it's basically the same. The slow monohulls will probably be sailing a lot deeper so their sail may be more balloon like as the normal spinnaker would be.

These guys are going extemely high. You can even see the luff of the spinnaker curling some.
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Old 13-07-2013, 06:49   #8
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it seems like a lot of the how-to videos i found actually say "not the same on a cruising yacht" or something like that.
i was watching one where they raised the main without a winch, i nearly fell out of my chair laughing. i wish i could hoist mine by hand.
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i guess the other question is, do i even need the spinnaker?
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Sorry Scoobert, but we all know the havoc you created on that other thread of yours:

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sorry, i didnt make it past 2 min, it was too obnoxious. is that hip hop?
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I wouldn't get concerned (right now) on the shape/cut of spinnakers. There are to many manufacturers and purposes.

C0-C6, A1-A5, G1-G3 x manufacturers x pro racing teams x creative sailors = alot

Next light wind day get it out and fly it and have some fun.

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Oops forgot symetricals
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Old 13-07-2013, 06:59   #14
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I wouldn't get concerned (right now) on the shape/cut of spinnakers. There are to many manufacturers and purposes.

C0-C6, A1-A5, G1-G3 x manufacturers x pro racing teams x creative sailors = alot

Next light wind day get it out and fly it and have some fun.

Cheers

i would LOVE to go practice sailing!!!! its a two day trip to anywhere that is big enough to sail my yacht
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sorry, i didnt make it past 2 min, it was too obnoxious. is that hip hop?
It's '90's Punk Rock...............
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