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Chute, seams to windward or leeward?

My chute has a cuff sewen into it (folds at the edge). Which side should the folds be facing? Or does it matter? I'm going to route my lines and practice hoisting the kit and repacking it and wanted to make sure I was packing it correctly. Its a symetric chute.

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???? photo of "cuff" please.

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Don't have a photo, its 2.5 hours away and I'm "working" right now.

It's the standard zig-zag stitching on the edges of sails. I know on a main or jib its a little different b/c both sides can be to winward depending on what tack you're on. However, the kit is a single layer of fabric for the entire sail until it gets to the edge where it is re-enforced. The edge is folded over and sewn back onto itself for strength and I didn't know if it matter which side pointed toward the wind.

I'll try to find a closeup pic online.
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It doesn't really matter which side of the spinnaker is to weather... Symmetrical spinnakers are reversable as far as that goes unless you have a logo that must be "right side out".

Often the 'cuffs' you speak of are coloured red/green so technically you should set the green side to stbd, but in truth it doesn't matter...

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Ok that's good. I have the head labeled and the two clews have red and green on them. No logo, that keeps it easy. Thanks!
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