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 Post subject: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2017 00:57 
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Having just purchased the boat a month ago, we did our first crossing of Lake Michigan this week and had the chance to pull out our Asym.

Quite the site to see, it was pure bliss ghosting downwind at 5knts.


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 Post subject: Re: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2017 07:06 
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The cruising chute is handy with the sock launcher. We use it when short-handed or racing in cruising class with a 1/2 the spinnaker penalty (no pole / tacked to deck). We ran most of the night at over 7 knots and got first place in our division in the Tampa Bay to Ft Myers race last year. (We dropped out in Venice this year - no wind).

Here is a pic of the sym chute on a Thursday night race.


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 Post subject: Re: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2017 07:22 
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Dave, did you tack it behind the roller furler ? or on one of the cleats on either side ?
no bowsprit ?
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 Post subject: Re: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2017 08:42 
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Mike wrote:
Dave, did you tack it behind the roller furler ? or on one of the cleats on either side ?
no bowsprit ?
Mike



We attached ours to the cleat on the opposite side of the hull and then have a small bridle to attach the tack to the furled genoa. It allowed for some movement which ate up the puffs and prevented the sail from getting wrapped up on the wrong side of the furled head sail.

It worked pretty well!


 
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 Post subject: Re: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2017 08:45 
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Lunacy 198 wrote:
The cruising chute is handy with the sock launcher. We use it when short-handed or racing in cruising class with a 1/2 the spinnaker penalty (no pole / tacked to deck). We ran most of the night at over 7 knots and got first place in our division in the Tampa Bay to Ft Myers race last year. (We dropped out in Venice this year - no wind).

Here is a pic of the sym chute on a Thursday night race.



Nice photo! We had three on board. The sock got hung up a few times on the clew a few times, but we practiced hoisting and dousing it a few times and got the hang of it pretty quickly. Such a nice addition to the sail inventory!


 
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 Post subject: Re: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2017 07:35 
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I attach the tack to a short pendant attached centerline just aft the forestay, so only the reinforced corner is within the bow pulpit. I didn't want to risk the thin cloth dragging over the lifeline hardware on the pulpit.

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 Post subject: Re: We Flew our spinnaker for the first time
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2017 21:53 
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We set our tack line under the anchor roller, then to a cleat. Works great and gets it out further forward, away from the drum.

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