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Cal 28-2 Spinnaker Rating
Does anyone know if a Cal 28-2 was designed to carry a symmetrical spinnaker with a pole. The forward lower shrouds prevent the pole from being positioned correctly for down wind, with a standard symetrical spinnaker.
We race using the Portsmouth handicap rating system. According to Portsmouth, a handicap adjustment is assigned to boats in a "Class normally witouth spinnaker, carrying one." Consequently, I need to determine weather the Cal 28-2 was designed to race with a standard symmetrical spinnaker and not an asymetrical genaker. Unfortunately, I do not know who to ask to find the asnwer.
A freind, who has a Catalina 27, had a similar problem. He has fore and aft lower shrouds, which prevented the pole from being aligned properly for downwind legs. He called Catalina Yachts and asked if they had a solution that would effectively allow him to carry and race with a symetrical spinnaker. Catalina told him the boat was not designed for a symetrical spinnaker only an asymetrical type genaker, since the boat was primairly desiged for cruising.
Anyone having any ideas or persons to contact on this issue would be appreciated.