[Public-List] Spinnaker rigging

Gordon Laco via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Sun Aug 14 15:13:45 PDT 2016

I believe Hernan is rigging a spinnaker, which in larger boats commonly have two lines to each clew (lazy guy and sheet).   A30's don't need this. 


On 2016-08-14, at 6:07 PM, Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> Hernan,
> All the Albergs on which I have raced have three lines, each connected to a
> separate corner of the sail. None of them had two lines connected to the
> clew and/or tack of the spinnaker.
> Jonathan
> On Sunday, August 14, 2016, Hernán Scarnichia <
> public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
>> Thanks for the advice everyone, you are saving me a good deal of trial and
>> error.
>> I will get 5/16 line instead of 1/4. I did not find any with polypro core
>> and polyester sheath. what line would you recommend? NE Ropes Flight Line
>> looks good but expensive.
>> Gord, what fitting did you use to attach the downhaul to the front of the
>> mast?
>> Jonathan, on the boats that you have seen not using tweakers, are they
>> using a separate guy and sheet per side?
>> I don't have any spinnaker experience but thought these were needed when
>> using single sheets (as opposed to dedicated sheets/guys) for controlling
>> the spinnaker on jibes and to change the lead when the sheet becomes the
>> guy?
>> Hernan
>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 7:32 AM, Mike Lehman via Public-List <
>> public-list at lists.alberg30.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>> We use 3/8" for normal weather and have "light air" sheets (1/8" dynema)
>>> for
>>> little to no wind...since we only cruise anymore...we use the 'iron
>> jenny'
>>> when the boat won't pass the "cracker test", which is...I toss a cracker
>>> overboard and if we have not passed it within 15 minutes, I crank up the
>>> diesel.
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>>> Subject: Re: [Public-List] Spinnaker rigging
>>> I would not consider 1/2" line. It is too big for spin gear. It is too
>>> heavy
>>> to allow the spin to fly in light breeze.  Remember when racing you
>> rarely
>>> spend extended periods reaching with the pole on the head stay.  I have
>>> raced my boat for 15yrs and have only spent 4-6 hrs tight reaching.
>>> I have 3/8 sta-set double braid and they are to big for most of t

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