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New Assy Spin

We flew the new assy spin yesterday, although there was little wind, so we did not see what it can do.

At 110-130 AWA we were doing an exciting 1.8 - 2 kts ; although, for fun, given the lack of wind, we brought the boat into a close reach / pointing, the spin stalled at 24 AWA and moved the boat at 3.5 kts at 28-30 AWA.



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Are those cobwebs on the boat in that top photo???

The new asym looks good, but I think the colors clash with the stack pack mainsail cover.

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Looks good!! Hope you get a lot of usage out of it.

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Just curious, will you deploy the assy spin while heading up Narr bay, or returning from B.I.? And are there other points of sail or destinations that you are particularly suited for the assy spin in and around our Southern New England waters?

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With the wind out of the southwest, I'd imagine that Max-on would get a lot of use out of it running up the Bay back to Wickford.

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Funny thing about those A-sails is that you can fly them over such a large range, from almost DDW to within 50* apparent to windward.
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Very true that...but reaching with them can be a problem as the AWS will climb. Of course, on a boat as slow as Max-on's, it isn't such an issue.

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That's true SD but it's the only way I know to do 7 knots (hull speed for Oh Joy) in 5 knots of breeze, to windward.
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Very true that...but reaching with them can be a problem as the AWS will climb. Of course, on a boat as slow as Max-on's, it isn't such an issue.
Wow, uh, thanks. The boat may be slow, but I only have one hull to bottom paint.
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Ouch... got me there...

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