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Re: Spinnaker sheet lengths
What type of spinnaker?? if you're planning on 'outside gybing' an Asymmetrical 1 1/2 boatlengths might not do it.
If you plan to douse the spinnaker into the cockpit with control then measure from the back end of the cabin, back through the aft turning block, forward around the boat outside all standing rigging, back to the cockpit and add 10 feet. That way you can douse, and later reset without having to re-run the sheets all over again.
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