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post #16 of Old 07-10-2012
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Re: Rigging up an A-sail

It sounds like you are getting serious about setting your boat up for racing. If you are determined to go with an A-kite then you should definitely go with a sprit. Flying it from the tack is for cruising spinnakers. If you are planning on getting a full sized chute, you are talking about alot of power and alot of load, and that may call for a stayed sprit.

I am sure the sistership that is racing and winning at 129 is running a symetrical chute. If you really want to make your boat competitive THAT is what you should be thinking about.

I converted my boat to asymetric, but if I was going to campaign it seriously I would go back to the symetric!

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