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Basic diffeences between a cruising chute and a Geenaker ?
Just to throw my two cents worth in, I single hand a 40í fractionally rigged sloop and find it no problem to fly a symmetrical spinnaker. I use an ATN stuffer, and with some forethought and the autopilot itís not a problem.
I sail with boats flying a asymmetrical chute and jibing down wind and there seems to be little difference on otherwise evenly matched boats.
Like boats and sailing in general, it''s personal preference and everything is a compromise.