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Old 02-05-2010, 18:34   #1
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What Is the Difference Having a Higher Clew ?

My friende got a spinnaker ,and he wants to know" what is the difference having an higher clew?"I thought if the spinnaker has a the higher clew means that there is a spar in the front,but I still puzzled about the different between the higher clew. Could someone give me a further explaination.
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Old 02-05-2010, 19:38   #2
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Huh? Try explaining what you are asking in more detail. What type of spinaker? Generally, the part of the sail attached to the pointy end of the boat is the tack; the part at the top of the mast attached to a halyard is the head; and the corner of the sail where the sheets are attached is the clew . . . .
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Is this a symetrical or asymetrical spinnaker? It makes a difference. A higher clew on either one would lessen the square feet of the sail and in the case of an assymetrical would allow you to see underneath the sail a bit better. For a symetrical spinnaker it would just make it smaller.
I don't think that answers your question but maybe.
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Old 02-05-2010, 23:19   #4
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A sailmaker asking this question? How long have you been making sails?.......i2f
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A sailmaker asking this question? How long have you been making sails?.......i2f
You want to read his other threads. They're gems.

I reckon he's a USA sailmaker trying to stop people sending work offshore.
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A sailmaker asking this question? How long have you been making sails?.......i2f
I worked for sailmaker company nearly for a month, so I have many problem in sail making.I will work hard to learn more.
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You want to read his other threads. They're gems.

I reckon he's a USA sailmaker trying to stop people sending work offshore.
haha ! But I am a Chinese sailmaker.I never stop people sending work offshore. IF I have chance I am glad to sailing .
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I reckon he's a USA sailmaker trying to stop people sending work offshore.
In the outside chance MarkJ is wrong, I'm soooooooo glad my new sail is being built in Rhode Island.
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In the outside chance MarkJ is wrong, I'm soooooooo glad my new sail is being built in Rhode Island.
what? you don't like Pineapple, Bash??

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what? you don't like Pineapple, Bash??

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....I love Pineapple, and I had him bid this sail first. But Hood came in a full $1k less expensive.
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uuuummmmm pineapple, cantaloupe, wee bit of salt, fresh lemon juice, and some chili powder chilled.....I love pineapple......i2f
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I 'learned' the hard way. If you can't 'see' they guy making your sails and he does not see your boat...you are at risk. Got a main from Hong Kong...never again. Go local!
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....I love Pineapple, and I had him bid this sail first. But Hood came in a full $1k less expensive.
??? I confused what is the connection between sails and Pineapple?what does Pineapple mean here?
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I 'learned' the hard way. If you can't 'see' they guy making your sails and he does not see your boat...you are at risk. Got a main from Hong Kong...never again. Go local!
hehe , I will make it myself.
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