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SailRxSin

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New to flying a spinnaker
« on: June 15, 2021, 05:33:13 PM »
Hello,
We just got out our symmetrical spinnaker and will be learning how to use it soon. There are no blocks that I can see to run the sheets through to the secondary winches. Does anyone have any pictures of their current set up they could share.  If you can't load them here, send them to me at sailrxsin@gmail.com.
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Re: New to flying a spinnaker
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 02:12:36 AM »
I am probably  not going to be much help, as I only have one pair of winches (no secondaries) and fly asym. But a kite is a sweet sail with the right wind angle - and strength!

FWIW, I ended up drilling holes in the boat (!) to mount a couple of turning blocks on each side towards the stern. I also added another couple of blocks on the jib track (Garhauer). The blocks were positioned to cross over to the winch on the opposite side - so the working sheet comes down to the leeward track block, back to the stern turning block, and across to the winch on the windward side. This normally works well for an asym as I sit on the windward side controlling the kite.

Hope this helps (somewhat)