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Re: Asymmetric and pulpit

Thanks all. I just got a snuffer but they made it so four feet of the spinnaker hangs out. They would redo it to say 2' partly because of the lew and tack pieces but say to try it and it will be ok.
So tried the spinnaker for the first time - a little difficult with the halyard and uphaul led back to cockpit. Made worse by the line labelled spin halyard wasn't so I thought it was jammed. I had just assumed ah second masthead halyard but there is another line on a crane. I guess it will all become easier but it just made me think less time on deck in a chop was a good idea.
Msmith10 I think you are mixing up a dousing line and tackline. Having the tack fixed to the forestay is ok, but being able to let it out further widens the slot before the main and can even send it a bit to windward helping it catch more air. It also makes the sail a bit fuller all useful on a broad reach. It comes in on a beam reach.
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