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Spinnaker 16 29.63%
Storm Sails 7 12.96%
Both a spinnaker and storm sails 26 48.15%
Neither 5 9.26%
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:08   #31
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Re: Spinnaker and/or Storm Sails

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With a Boom furling Main, I can reef in any increment down to very small.
I intend when I replace my head sails to get my Staysail made from heavy cloth and use it as my storm headsail.
Is this a workable plan?
I think so....IF the in boom furling works in heavy conditions.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:31   #32
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Re: Spinnaker and/or Storm Sails

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With a Boom furling Main, I can reef in any increment down to very small.
I intend when I replace my head sails to get my Staysail made from heavy cloth and use it as my storm headsail.
Is this a workable plan?
Pretty much what I do, and it works well.

Be sure that the furling gear (if you use it on your inner forestay) is beefy enough. It should be the same size as what you have on your forestay.

Also make sure you've got sturdy, reliable running backs.
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Old 10-04-2015, 18:27   #33
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Two what?
Man, you are a living proof that someone is reading all those posts!

I love you!

BANNIAKERS

Do not google. They are not there.

I took a spinnaker and cut it along the center and I gave it a new tapes where I cut it. Now I have two WHATS.

I call them banniakers. Barnakiel's spinnakers ... ;-)

Picture attached. The forward one is poled out with plain carbon stick (old windsurfer mast cut to length). The aft one is flown free (or maybe I used an outrigger, I cannot recall now).

Sort of like a small, belly, nylon jib. x2

AWA 90-190
max AWS 15 kts

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Old 10-04-2015, 19:09   #34
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Re: Spinnaker and/or Storm Sails

I love my asymmetric. Turns motoring days into sailing days. Some of my all time favorite sails are ghosting along under spinaker. I do have a sock and would hate to fly without one. Also have storm sails, but have never used them for real.

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With our club-footed cutter we carry an asymmetrical, a drifter, and a yankee, in addition to our staysail.
Do you use your drifter much? I have a staysail, 135%, and asymmetric. I am planning to replace my 135% with a Yankee and a drifter. Are you happy with your setup?
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Re: Spinnaker and/or Storm Sails

One storm sail , third reef in main , two light air sails, both drifters no spinnakers .


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I love my asymmetric. Turns motoring days into sailing days. Some of my all time favorite sails are ghosting along under spinaker. I do have a sock and would hate to fly without one. Also have storm sails, but have never used them for real.



Do you use your drifter much? I have a staysail, 135%, and asymmetric. I am planning to replace my 135% with a Yankee and a drifter. Are you happy with your setup?

Hey Mike I use the drifters all the time. I can use them on more angles of sail, easier to handle . I also have a 105% Yankee headsail. I have one really light air drifter set up on a harken small boat furler , works great and was cheap to rig up. I use this one in under 10 knots. I also have a larger more fuller drifter, also set up on a Code 0 Furler which I can carry up to 20 knots, this one is 2.5 oz weight. Usually after 15 knots though , depending on my point of sail I bring that down and go with my Yankee which I can furl to about 85% . This sail is on my head stay furler. I can carry that up into a gale before I go to my staysail and double reefed main.


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Do you use your drifter much? I have a staysail, 135%, and asymmetric. I am planning to replace my 135% with a Yankee and a drifter. Are you happy with your setup?
We inherited the drifter with the boat, but hadn't flown it at all until this past season. Asym in a sock was our go-to light air sail. But we were crossing Lake Superior in light winds so decided to give it a try. LOVE IT!

We had the hanks replaced with luff tape to fit our furler, so it basically works like a huge genny. Does require a headsail change off the furler, but I have no problem doing that. We found that we used the drifter ~70% of the time last season cruising the Great Lakes.

It can also be flown unattached (not on the forestay/furler). To be honest, I haven't tried that yet. This year...
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