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KevinE 16-06-2010 05:58

Lagoon 410 - Cruising Spinnaker Question
I am wondering what the safe wind speeds are to use our cruising spinnaker (I don't know what the exact size is, it was on the boat when we bought it). Our boat doesn't have a backstay so on a downwind run I would guess you can get some fairly high loads in the main stays which are swept slightly aft of the mast.

There is a note in the manual warning not to use the Jib alone in more than 30 knots of wind - I suspect this is the reason why.

J Ventura 18-06-2010 10:33

Hopefully you have a "sock" that makes it easy to handle by 2 people . Bring it down with winds above 15 kts , as you gain confidence you may keep her a up a bit longer.
On a L410 I've flown the spinnaker in about 20kts of wind , with the main down and main sheet and topping lift tight. At any rate I would not fly a spinnaker on that boat with winds higher then 20kts.

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