Originally Posted by theWindchime
We already have symmetrical 25'X18' that we have never flown because of no pole or rigging, but it sounds like trantor12020 flew it anyway like a jenny and it worked fine.
I think we will try the same. We'll pick a calm day and lash one of the clews 12" or so off the pulpit, open the turtle bag, and hoist it out and see what happens. (and be prepared to release the sheet if all hell brakes loose). If it works well enough, we'll invest in an ATN-Tacker as sailingdog suggested and rig a line from the bow to the cockpit to adjust the tack and start looking for a true shaped Asym.
Thanks again folks, your time and typing is much appreciated. The Admiral will be very pleased this spring to have color is our sails! I value all of your help an opinions, everything with a grain of salt right, or is that salty
OK, Windchime, I hope I can help you. I spoke with my friend, who's a sail maker, and here are your answers.
The Mac's Assimetric Spinnaker is called a cruising chute here, with an area of 32sq. meters, (which is 344,44 sq feet).
He (knows the boat) and you can have one all the way up to 40sq meters, 430sq feet, but the 344 seem s OK.
As far as symetric Spinnaker goes, the measurements should be:
Luff M/ Leech- 7,73mts (23')
Foot- 5,40mts (16,4')
Area 36m2 (344,4')
Now I figure the spinnaker pole should be (including the terminal pieces at mast and sail end) arpound 3,1 meters long (9.9').
Its diameter should be around 80mm, (3.2') but depends on what you have already made in the US (mine are normally made as per my specs.
Hope this is what you wanted!!