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Old 09-05-2011
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Rigging a Spinnaker

My recently acquired P30 did not come with a spinnaker sail and doesn't look
like it has ever had one. I plan to buy a sail but I'm not sure about the best
way to rig it and I'd like to hear from anyone who runs a spinnaker,
particularly on a P30.

I'm thinking I'll get a symmetrical spinnaker with a pole, but I'd be happy to
hear arguments for going with an asymmetrical sail.

Questions:

1) Where should the halyard go? There is an unused sheave in the masthead for
an internal wire-rope. Alternatively, I could hang a block from the short arm
that sticks out on the port side of the masthead? Not sure what that is for.

2) How should I attach a pole to the mast? Is a single eye enough, or does
everyone use a track, so the height is adjustable? I guess I need a topping
lift too? Where does that line go?

Thanks!
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