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post #9 of Old 06-15-2011
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Originally Posted by nolatom View Post
Way to go on using that symmetrical spinny for cruising (figured you weren't racing, with the kayak on deck).

Spinnakers are underappreciated as cruising sails. But they can make a sailing day out of a motorsailing, 'breathe-your-exhaust all day' motorsailing-downwind ordeal.
Thanks!... definitely not racing. We HATE sailing wing on wing, so when conditions allow, we fly the kite fairly regularly. As a frac rig, our headsails are sized like a generally manageable 30 footer's.... Otto steers the gybes as we handle the pole and strings.

Ron

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