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Old 26-07-2018, 06:50   #16
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Location: France in summer, aboard GALAWA in Caribeans in winter.
Boat: Catamaran PRIVILEGE 435
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Re: Where are the cheap used spinnakers?

I bought a previously owned 40' boat sloop.
Aboard was a brand new 'dear god' asymmetrical spinnaker, bought by previous owner and never taken out of its bag and hoisted.
Previous owner did not even know its color !

The spinnaker had been delivered in wide bag which could not pass through the hatches. Previous owner had stored it under the forward V birth, under a one piece plywood board and mattress as wide as the V berth.
Previous owner had never found the energy to extract it from this storage. !

With scissors and a sewing machine I changed the shape of the bag to a narrow cylinder . I also cut the plywood board in two hinged parts.
My god, what a beautiful and so easily handled spinnaker !

Note : Spinnaker stored in stupidly wide bags which cannot pass through doors nor hatches are a frequent occurence.
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