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A standard Symmetrical spinnaker would not really be effective as a "cruising chute", as Charlie says.
If you're Island hopping in the Eastern Caribbean, the general sails set are a reefed main and small/partial headsail... don't really see the need for a spinnaker of any sort for the most part.
It likely wouldn't be worth your (or the sailmakers') while to try to convert an old spinnaker.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)