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Re: Using Jib and Genoa at the same time to create spinnaker
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.
Check with your PHRF committee or Race Committee before spending anything. You may only be allowed to fly one sail on the headstay at a time, and the split/two-in-one jib might count as two sails. You may be able to get away with flying a second jib unattached to the headstay, but the halyard for that sail might do a number on your masthead sheave if it's not set up to take forces pulling to the side, like a spinnaker halyard is. (Use a spinnaker halyard for the unhanked jib.)