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I'm sure you could get it to fly, there is flexibility in the absolute size of an asym. The bigger question is how well it will work. There is more to an asym spinnaker than just the outer dimensions. The placement and depth of the draft and the weight of the cloth will make a big difference too. There are very flat asyms that are designed to allow you more flexibility with your point of sail, and very deep draft that are typically only going to work well deep downwind. There are trade-offs in each cut, so you would want to be sure it was going to perform in the conditions you are hoping to use it. The term, asymetrical spinnaker, applies to maybe a dozen very different sails.
I have found that used asym spinnakers are often hard for the seller to accurately describe and harder for you to know what you are getting.
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 05-19-2011 at 07:15 AM.