Originally Posted by RandyonR3
Its not a trip line, at the center of the spinnaker about half way up. I've sewn in a small loop with backing.. (kind of a belly button) with a light weight line running to the loop. when you pull the loop, the spinnaker deflates or folds up...
The idea comes from racing Dinghys a number of years ago. we had a shoot scoop in the front of the dinghy.. (a tube holding the spinnaker).
the spinnaker would be pulled back into the tube by its "belly button". This way it would be ready to deploy on the next down wind run. Again its not a trip line as all lines stay conected, it just deflates the spinnaker..
If you take your spinnaker into a sail shop, he will know what you are looking for...
Not sure I follow this. Where do you run the line? Do you pull the center of the spinnaker down to the deck with the bunt of the sail just streaming forward or do you have the light line lead to the mast above the spinnaker pole track so the entire sail can just billow out forward off the mast. How do you handle the line when you pass the pole from side to side? Does the pole topping lift cross the line to the ring on the sail or do need to drop the sail when you jibe?
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