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RE: Spinnaker questions
- From: "Chaney, Mike" <mike.chaney@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 07:29:36 -0500
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The Spinnaker Pole is
required to be equal to the "J" of your boat, the distance from the mast to the
You might get away without
a toping lift since the spinnaker pole will be pretty light, but you will
definitely need a down haul for the pole.
So: You need to rig
two lines, a spinnaker halyard and a down haul. Make sure the sheave for
the spinnaker halyard is above the forestay. A simple bulls eye mounted
just forward of the mast will do for the down haul.
Our SJ23 came with a beautiful spinnaker, but very little rigging to support
it. It measures 20'x14'x20'. I grew up sailing G-Cats and have never
flown a spinnaker. My questions are:
1. How long of a spinnaker pole and what other associated rigging
may I need?
2. I have 2 eyes on the forward part of the mast that we use for the
whisker pole. Can I use these for the spinnaker pole?
3. Is it possible to use the headsail halyard and running
rigging to fly the spinnaker?
Thanks in advance,
Sean & Renae
"Mac 'n Ellie"
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