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Old 12-07-2012
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Re: Main Halyards - Back to cockpit or keep at mast?

I don't know if a spinnaker would work (for me or the boat). I have the hardware necessary, but a 40' luff and 13' J meas (stem to mast) would make it an expensive experiment. A used asymmetrical spinnaker of the size my boat would take is close to $1000. I'm not racing and it would only gain a couple of knots in really light air. For a drifter I have a 180% (39'luff 23'foot) roller genny. I am concerned about space, in the boat and my bank account
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Re: Main Halyards - Back to cockpit or keep at mast?

I second Rob Gallagher's (4th post) idea, do both.
My boat had a Dutchman on the main, halyard run aft and roller furler, making and dousing sail was a pleasure. Many jiffy reefing set ups are at the mast so having both would be very convenient.
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