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post #6 of Old 02-16-2013
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Re: What to do with my old spinnaker?

HyLyte has it right. We did just that with the chute from my Columbia 43 on a friends Hunter 38. The sail was WAY oversize because the Hunter is frac. rigged but it flew well from a loose close reach to way downwind. It looked like one of those Caribbean "water sails" though as it just kissed the water alongside.

Lots of fun and it only took two of us the fly the 1500' monster that way.

We didn't bother with the parrel beads and "tacker" though - just a short tack line from the anchor roller and flew it like an asym. We lucked out and it was trimmed perfectly that way - the curl was right on the shoulder. We let it fly out and around the headstay and turn inside out to gybe

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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