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Spinnakers and single handing

Hello SJ 23 Skippers,

I have been so busy with posting notices and working on the 
SJ 23 page that I didn't take time to ask a question that I 
have. Since getting Hal Mueller's question about rigging 
spinnakers and the response  from Bob Schimmel, I have been 
meaning to ask you all what your experience has been with 
single-handing and spinnakers. I vaguely remember some 
previous correspondence on this. 

I mostly sail alone or with a wife who really prefers to 
stay off the deck. She will hold the tiller for me if it's 
not too cold. That's not a complaint, just a fact. As far 
as I know it is her only fault! 

Do you think a spinnaker gains that much over a 150 percent 
Genoa given a single-handed sailing situation? I love the 
look of them and could almost be persuaded to fly one just 
for looks. But I don't want to buy trouble! 

Chuck Vande Wetering
De Vliegende Hollander
San Juan 23 Internet Fleet Webmaster

"I must go down to the seas again, for the call
   of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be
And all I ask is a windy day with the white
   clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and
   the sea-gulls crying.

Verse 2 of "Sea Fever" by John Masefield
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