Re: Do I need a guy and a sheet on each side of spinnaker?
Originally Posted by jackdale
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.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."