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Lance Jones

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Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« on: May 16, 2016, 08:29:01 AM »

Yes, after all these years, I finally have an asym/ cruising spinnaker. In reality, it is more of a reaching cut. My question is.... Is it possible/practical to use the asym while the jib is out on a reach? The set up would almost look like a cutter rig. I also have a symmetrical for those long, off shore, downwind legs......
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 10:11:26 AM »

Don't believe so, unless you have an inner staysail tack for jib or bow sprit for Asym. Also, do you have a spinn pole topping lift track mounted on the mast and foreguy (pole downhaul) on mounted on deck or baseof mast to fly your traditional spinn?
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 10:26:31 AM »

I have that for the symmetrical.
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 12:26:15 PM »

Do you have an extendable sprit for you spinnaker?   If so it might work, if not I think you would just end up blanketing the spinnaker with the jib.   There are a ton of variables to work out.   I stumbled across this article here and they touch on most of my points and explain them far better then I would have:

http://www.destinationonedesign.com/prep/index.aspx?subsection=608afb0f7a0443d6bb5b82f976be7098

I think in general you'll run into issues with both the heads and foots of the sails being to close together for it to be practical.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2016, 12:56:02 PM by Braxton »
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 12:29:12 PM »

Thanks Braxton. It is probably too much trouble with my limited crew.  :shock:
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 12:38:27 PM »

It could be fun though :-)
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 12:41:25 PM »

That it could!
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Re: Asym/Cruising spinnakers
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 02:37:15 PM »

Great article, Braxton! Thx!
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