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Old 09-12-2012, 17:46   #16
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Re: Baffled by spinnaker.

Yes, the furlers work best with a modified luff on the spinnaker.

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Old 09-12-2012, 18:29   #17
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Re: Baffled by spinnaker.

Originally Posted by knots2u View Post
So is the snap shackle with the release line at the end of the tack strap at the sail or at the strap attachment point on the bow? That would seem the best option then it could be rigged to release from the cockpit when single handing. If it were tied off at the cockpit then it could be pulled anywhere along its length like a stop request on a bus.

I do like the idea of a sock as well, having both would be good. The boat is small, two is company three's a crowd. My wife isn't much into sailing, occasionally running the tiller's about it so essentially I single hand all the time. I have most things setup to run from the cockpit. I know I'll have to be on the foredeck to raise and lower the gennaker but being able to blow the tack from aft will be an advantage in a pinch.

If a furler was to be used does the luff need to be modified?
If you start using a furler you will have to get some tape sewn onto the full length of the luff in order to take the load.

While I'm here, those snap shackles aren't necessary. Cut them off.

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