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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.
You don't have to have an asym either Smack - a sym can be flown like an asym and it works pretty well. You generally get a much bigger sail as well - most asyms are only genoa size.
We flew a used 1/2 Oz. from my Columbia 43 that way on a friends Hunter 38. The Hunter was a frac B&R so it was WAY oversize (1400 Sq. Ft.) but it flew nicely and man would it pull.
Cost about $500 including rigging. We tacked it to the anchor roller with a short strop and would gybe it by swinging it all the way out & around the headstay and turning it inside out. You need REALLY long sheets to do it - we used double the LOD.
Lots of cheap fun.
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