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Old 12-20-2013
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Re: Using Jib and Genoa at the same time to create spinnaker

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
I've seen a light air 'drifter' that was a 2 ply sail on a common luff... tie the clews together to use it as a light air 'genny', split them on separate sheets and open it up butterfly style for running.. might make more sense than fighting two separate sails on hanks. - plus equal areas as you suggest.
Wow that sounds really cool. This kind of sail would keep you in the non-spinnaker class wouldn't it?

I am going out on the boat tomorrow so maybe i will play with this idea and see what happens. I am thinking about attaching the single halyard to both sail heads, attach the tack of the genoa to the deck and run a line from the tack of the jib to the deck this way the halyard can apply tension on both sails.
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