[Public-List] Spinnaker rigging

Wes Gardner via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Sun Aug 14 04:56:48 PDT 2016

In my experience on other boats (I only have an asym for my A30), you need a dedicated foreguy. Also, although 1/4" sheets will take the load ( we used them for light air days), your hands may not...gripping and holding a 1/4" line under any kind of load is painful.


> On Aug 13, 2016, at 11:29 PM, Hernán Scarnichia via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm setting up #414 for flying a spinnaker (symmetrical) and have some
> questions for those on the list that use their spinnakers.
> I'm planning on using single sheets (the lazy sheet is the guy) and
> tweakers / barber haulers. the sheet and guy will run to blocks on the
> stern quarter and to the after winches and the tweakers will go to the
> forward winches.
> Will the downward pull of the tweaker on the guy be enough to keep the pole
> down or do I need a separate downhaul / foreguy? where on the foredeck do
> you attach the downhaul / foreguy if needed?
> Would 1/4" sheets and tweakers be enough? this would be for light winds
> less than 10-15kt
> The recommendations online are for 2x boat length sheets. does this work ok
> in an alberg 30?
> Thanks for your wisdom
> Hernan
> #414
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