Originally Posted by malbert73
Call Bacon sails
as they may have sizing advice and sell used spinnakers
Yeah and a lot of their used sails need work
I almost bought a used jib
from them but it stated on the ad the repairs
that needed to be made. The cost of the sail and the repairs
were about the same as new.
So I bought a new sail from Sail Warehouse for about the same price
For a 50' boat though, most any sail will have a ridiculously high price
Then if it's a spinnaker on a 50' boat you better have a system of getting it down easy or else if you are single
handing in a breeze say 18-20 knots and the wind increases you could have a problem
My small spinnakers on my single
handed beach cat I raced were easy to douse if needed, but I still pitchpoled from time to time.
was a continuous line to raise and lower. It worked quite well. I had a spinlock on the forward beam that held the halyard
during raising. It was easy to release also.
It was vintage 2000-2001
with black spinnaker is after I had just finished a race
and turned down after crossing the line which is why the hulls are both in the water
The wind that day was between 18-22 knots and almost caused race
postponements but we were able to get all 5 races in.
It was a 4 day event.
I only had the spinnaker jam in the sock one time but was able to sail with it like that for one leg. See upwind photo
We were hitting speeds in the mid 20's on the downwind leg that day with boats very close. I believe I only pitchpoled one time....
Downwind mark roundings were interesting for us singlehanders also