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post #3 of Old 06-25-2003 Thread Starter
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Spinnaker on Pearson 30

I guess I misspoke when I said no running rigging. All of the mast hardware is there (halyard, topping lift, track, pole), but I don''t have sheets and blocks (yet). Before I invest in those, I thought I''d see how others rig a spinnaker on a boat this size. I have looked at the Harken catalog (very helpful), but it seems that in their mind, a 30 footer falls right on the line between small and mid-range boats. What to choose, what to budget is finite (but your point on skimping at the outset is well taken).

Most of my spinnaker experience has been on smaller boats; the Pearson 30 has a big (in my mind, anyway) masthead spinnaker, and I''d like to make sure I rig it so that it can be handled as easily as possible.

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