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06-16-2013 01:47 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

James,

I'll see your $200 asymm and raise you a $150 symmetric from Bacon Sails, flown single-handed, by me.

06-12-2013 12:00 PM
c. breeze
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

looking good. I run my tackline back to the cabintop winch, and trim the tackline from there. I use a block attched to the chainplate for the headstay as my forward attaching point for now. I'm getting the selden bowsprit this year, its the cheapest availble, as far as I can tell, and practical sailor rated it the best as well.

it definitely looked to be towing you along prettty well...
06-11-2013 08:58 PM
dvuyxx
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

I was disappointed to find that Steely Dan had been replaced by Wham in that last video.

"oh no William and Mary won't do. And I'm never going back to my old school."
06-11-2013 02:33 PM
Cruiser2B
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

Very nice find! great videos I have found similar deals on sails on Craigslist....bought a drifter for $250 and a new Asy Spinnaker for $500. Those light air sails sure move the boat along....
06-11-2013 01:13 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

Well spent. If you're not racing fairly seriously, used foresails are the only way to go IMHO - I've had some GREAT deals on them.

Like cars, I let the other guy eat the depreciation $$.
06-11-2013 09:57 AM
ctl411
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

I tried running the a-sail off a whisker pole on a 30 I had a few years back. Works great if the wind is low enough. I was on a long vacation run and bored so I played around. I had a slotted toe rail and used ratcheting straps to hold it to the rail. Used the angle of the boat to get the tack to windward. I think I got away with about 3 to 4 foot of extension until the wind came up. Then just collapsed the pole down to 2 foot the rest of the run. The pole will flex a bunch to give you some warning its time to pull it in. This was below a beam reach.
06-11-2013 09:31 AM
jameswilson29
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

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Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
Be glad you didn't waste time trying to upload it. I tried adding Steely Dan's version of that song to my YouTube video of our BVI charter last January, and after all my effort mastering the audio+video on my computer, YouTube's spiders recognized the tune and deleted the whole video for copyright infringement. They have some pretty sophisticated audio-recognition software running over there.!
Yeah, the same thing happened with my solo ocean spinnaker video with Wham playing on a radio in the background. I admitted the copyrighted content and they left the video up:

06-11-2013 09:27 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

I enjoyed the video and watching you pull that off.
06-11-2013 09:20 AM
jameswilson29
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

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I'd run the sheets aft, through a block at the stern and back to the winch.
You can't see it in the video, but they are run aft to a block near the transom then forward to the winches. I fly a symmetrical spinnaker so I do have twings and a complete set-up - just trying to figure out the correct trim and sail shape.
06-11-2013 01:34 AM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Video of test of my $200 eBay asymmetrical spinnaker

I'd run the sheets aft, through a block at the stern and back to the winch.
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