Does size really matter?

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Does size really matter?

Postby sahona » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:45 am

I managed to replace the borrowed spinney that I had to give back.
Problem might be - this one's BIGGER!
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So when I pull the snuffer down, it hits the deck long before the genie is back in the bottle... NO SMUTTY COMMENTS PLEASE
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Dare I deploy it in anger? - I think so, as long as the frightmeter stays in single figures.

Anyway, at least it's not grey.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby Pete Cooper » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:01 am

Bill - I have a spinnaker I want to sell - what luff length are you looking for? I haven't measured the one I've got but it can't be a long way off the size that you need.

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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby Nick » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:44 am

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Did you come into that berth under spinnaker?

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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby Aja » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:00 pm

You have a spinnaker that once belonged to a Westerly Storm - might want to think about what happens when the wind comes onto the beam..... :nod:

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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby sahona » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:19 pm

Don, It came off a Janneau (symphonie I think). Maybe there's a different number on his main! It will only be used for ghosting - everyone needs a bit of excitement in life...
Nick, was thinking about it, but we only carry 4 buckets and I guessed it would need more to stop, so crapped out (NOT)
Pete I just got it! How many spinnakers a month can a man be expected to buy? However if the price is right and I can find a home for the big chap...
I think Geoff got a smallish one recently maybe he'd like a swap.
So far we've done next to nothing this year so it's all a bit academic really.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby claymore » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:10 pm

Claymore owners are made of stern stuff
Fly the fekker willie-boy
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby sahona » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:08 pm

'Sno the stern I'm worried about!
But I recon if I was really enterprising I could pull the snuffer down (and up) from the wheelhouse using the anchor windlass, so that's everything sorted then.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby mm5aho » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:40 am

I kept my old one (repaired), and now have two. One for light winds, and call the small one our "storm spinnaker" works well in higher winds, but spinnaker in F6 or more really is "exciting".
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby sahona » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:33 pm

Our shipman28 came with two spinnakers, and like Geoff's, one must have been designated as a 'storm'. Not by me, but by the previous owners judging by the state of it.
All the seams were the original lengths, but the material between had lost it's shape - we're talking a cross between a buttoned cushion and a burst mattress - I never used it... The big one was a real pleasure, but I can't locate the prizewinning picture -typical.
If Sahona's is too much of a wrestle and no-one wants to swap their smaller one, I'll investigate removing a couple of panels.
I see the weather is finally turning in our favour. I should be out honing my handling skills but we've got a VIP visitor coming to stay for a while so it will be land-based frolicks -no doubt until the weather turns bad again.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby Booby Trapper » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:22 pm

sahona wrote:Don, It came off a Janneau (symphonie I think). Maybe there's a different number on his main! It will only be used for ghosting - everyone needs a bit of excitement in life...
Nick, was thinking about it, but we only carry 4 buckets and I guessed it would need more to stop, so crapped out (NOT)
Pete I just got it! How many spinnakers a month can a man be expected to buy? However if the price is right and I can find a home for the big chap...
I think Geoff got a smallish one recently maybe he'd like a swap.
So far we've done next to nothing this year so it's all a bit academic really.


I'm sure you'd get rid of that one and be able to buy Pete's and not be out of pocket anyway red, white and blue is all the wrong colour for a claymore should it not be more along the lines of battleship grey?

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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby claymore » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:11 am

Booby Trapper wrote:
sahona wrote:Don, It came off a Janneau (symphonie I think). Maybe there's a different number on his main! It will only be used for ghosting - everyone needs a bit of excitement in life...
Nick, was thinking about it, but we only carry 4 buckets and I guessed it would need more to stop, so crapped out (NOT)
Pete I just got it! How many spinnakers a month can a man be expected to buy? However if the price is right and I can find a home for the big chap...
I think Geoff got a smallish one recently maybe he'd like a swap.
So far we've done next to nothing this year so it's all a bit academic really.


I'm sure you'd get rid of that one and be able to buy Pete's and not be out of pocket anyway red, white and blue is all the wrong colour for a claymore should it not be more along the lines of battleship grey?

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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby Booby Trapper » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:18 pm

claymore wrote:
Booby Trapper wrote:
sahona wrote:Don, It came off a Janneau (symphonie I think). Maybe there's a different number on his main! It will only be used for ghosting - everyone needs a bit of excitement in life...
Nick, was thinking about it, but we only carry 4 buckets and I guessed it would need more to stop, so crapped out (NOT)
Pete I just got it! How many spinnakers a month can a man be expected to buy? However if the price is right and I can find a home for the big chap...
I think Geoff got a smallish one recently maybe he'd like a swap.
So far we've done next to nothing this year so it's all a bit academic really.


I'm sure you'd get rid of that one and be able to buy Pete's and not be out of pocket anyway red, white and blue is all the wrong colour for a claymore should it not be more along the lines of battleship grey?

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