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Re: Do I need a guy and a sheet on each side of spinnaker?
In a small boat,if the main is still up, you can blanket the spinnaker with the main and just stuff it back in the bag stowed in the pulpit. That is what we do on SJ 21s.
Actually, if you're going to use the main to blanket the spinnaker, a surer way is to drop it down the companionway (either under the boom or 'letterbox' it) rather than drop it on the foredeck where it could still get caught by the wind.. plus it keeps the crew weight aft when you most need it.
..just a suggestion.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"