Toyed around with the symetric spinnaker
that came with the boat. Have never used it before and I suspect the previous owners didn't either.
Worked OK - it is quite small and carried 15kts true dead downwind with no fuss or bothers. Given how it felt and boat speed, I suspect it will be comfortable up to 20 true.
I don't know anything about sizing up sails
, but it seems quite small, especially compared to my MPS.
If I kept the pole parallel (and at head
height) over foredeck, the head
of the sail carried about 3m of halyard
upwards to the masthead exit. This is obviously inefficient in terms of getting max wind
at height, however hauling the kite to masthead meant the pole was 8' over the deck
and thus deploying and retrieving would be very problematic.
So in the end I was happy to allow 3m halyard
spare at the top, and the foot of the kite and the pole sat at a level that was workable.
Are there any negative issues with this?
I suspect some will say get a properly sized kite. [how would you define this?] Sure. But I was quite happy with how low fuss this small one is given it is a family