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post #16 of Old 02-18-2013
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Re: What to do with my old spinnaker?

Two people, especially if one is nervous, are not really enough to fly a big chute like yours. We use two for the sail and one on the helm. One winches the sail up and sheets it in while the other jumps the halyard and keeps things clear on the foredeck. On take down, we blow the tack and let the sail stream alongside. One eases the halyard so the sail just floats out flat over the water while the other gathers it in from the lee cabintop and stuffs it down the hatch. After a couple of times the sail doesn't even get any wet spots.

If you have a snuffer you could probably do it with two but I wouldn't if you're setting it and retrieving it loose.

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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