Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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We have an assym and got rid of the symmetric
I left my pole on Pearl in Marblehead when we moved to VA. I can't imagine struggling with it with just my wife and I. I would love to get a carbon whisker pole though. BTW we had our Hood sym spin recut to an asym when we got the boat. Use an ATN sock and ATN tacker collar, very doable with 2 people.
I certainly could not imagine handling a 2000 sq ft symmetrical shorthanded. A carbon fiber whisker pole would be nice but not in the budget anytime soon. The sail maker suggested using the existing pole but it would take two people to get it set up. I was wondering how to make it doable with one but I don't think I can since there are too many lines to control at the same time.
We bought a North asymmetric. They have two sizes and we got the smaller one (around 1300 sq ft I think).