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To use an asymm to any real advantage he'll need to add a sprit, now its really getting expensive...when he's already got two symms.
During my summer cruising I would say I cover about 1/3 of total distance travelled using my symm, sailing time that otherwise would be under power. Having a good spinnaker and being willing to use it, can turn those light air days, or when the wind is aft, into pleasureable sailing experiences versus cranky engine rides. IMHO not having and using a spinnaker means giving up half your sailing when cruising...
At least for us owners of lead sleds I think a real spinnaker is as important as a good headsail, although the need may not be so dire for sailors like SD who can fly-a-hull in a breathe of air.
Certified...in several regards...
Last edited by sailingfool; 06-26-2008 at 01:32 AM.