What is the smallest spinnaker (symmetrical) needed for "spinnaker flying" to lift people between 100 - 160 lbs in 8kts - 12kts wind?
I'm looking to buy a used, cheapspinnaker to do some spinnaker flying with the kids. I'd use the one I have, but it's asymmetrical and I don't want to spend more than I need to lift the teenagers up out of the water.
scherzoja, a used chute from a 30 footer will do you, based on having seen kids doing this on a 30 footer with its own spinnaker. I always thought people just used what they had, but I can see someone wanting to do it with less.
Maybe one of the engineering types here could calculate for you exactly how small would work for you. Maybe one from a 505 would do?????
Ann & Jim, U.S. s/v Insatiable II, SE Qld, for a while