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Old 10-23-2006
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Originally Posted by Faster
" The efficiency of a symmetrical spinnaker is not worth much if you're finding it too much work to make it worthwhile to hoist and fly. "

SD - what about the feeling of satisfaction that comes from a good downwind leg sailing deep, accomplishing a couple of gybes without disaster? We find it very rewarding at the end of a good spinnaker run, even, and maybe especially, when cruising.

Where we sail the wind tends to follow geographical terrain, so we often end up either beating or running. A long day downwind reaching can be shortened up considerably sailing deeper. Here we "need" the symm sail.
I'm not saying that there isn't some serious satisfaction to be gained by flying a chute and doing a good job of it... but I'm often single handing, and many others on this site are probably doing the same...and flying a symmetrical spinnaker while single handing is really not all that worthwhile most of the time.
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