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Old 17-01-2014, 18:25   #1
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Asymm on Bridle vs. Screecher ... or Both

Looking for recommendations and ideas for a type of spinaker for cat. I've got a Prout 38 design, the aft mast rig with a bigger fore triangle. 17.5 foot beam, and a solid foredeck - no net.

One idea is an assymetric tacked to a bridle. It can be move to winward, out of the mains shadow. Probably launched with a sock, and stored.

Often used on cats is a screecher tacked to a pole. The Gemini used a slightly curled track where the screecher was tacked. My boat doesn't have a pole. Putting in a pole doesn't look to be on my horizon.

What about both? What do you think about having a screecher on a continuous furler, which is tacked to a bridle? I don't know whether the furler would need a more rigid attachment then a bridle could provide. Maybe the continuous furler would not handle being moved, the furling line has to go somewhere.

Has this been done?
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