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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Oh come on, it's not that stressful. Rig a preventer.
However, I agree. Nothing announces "Next Level" like flying a spinnaker. Everyone can see it. My favorite photos are of my boat under spinnaker.

I paid $150 for a pretty good, used, kite from Bacon Sails, for a 30 foot boat. It was perfect for training my crew, because I'd only be out $150 if they wrapped it around the keel or something.

I can singlehand a symmetric kite, now that I have a tiller pilot.
Doublehand? Fuggetaboutit. My girl and I flew it for 40 miles, getting us home at twice the speed of WoW. We overhauled several less ambitious cruisers on our way up the Bay.

Sorry for being over-enthusiastic, it's so cold here that we literally just had an ice breaker come and clear the river channel yesterday. I feel like sailing was another lifetime ago.

Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168
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