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    Posted: 27 November 2010 at 15:12
Hi all,
 
Been down to have a look at the spinnaker set up today, and im having difficulty launching and recovering it in the chute! Anyone give me any pointers? I have the uphaul through the mast to the head of the spinnaker with the other end throught the chute and infront of the spinnaker attached to the clew in the centre. It just seems so tight in and out of the chute i am worried i will tear the spinnaker?
 
Cheers
 
Mark
 
Obviously not the correct sail number!
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Hi Mark
 
Looks like you could be trying to get a 140sq ft kite down a hole made for an 80sq ft kite.
Check your chute size measurements. Some polish and silicone spray around the opening may help.
Maybe using bags could be a solution.
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Thanks for the reply,
 
Was wondering about the spinnaker size, when pulled into the chute i do end up with about 750mm of spinnaker int the crew area!
Guess i may need to look for a smaller spinnaker then!
 
Cheers
 
Mark
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Hi Mark
 
Looks like your flying an old Fireball kite. This may be bigger than the current Hornet size anyway.
The 80sq ft kite was (so i am told), the size used for your age of boat, before the upgrade.
Ask the old owner if he knows when the shute was fitted, he may still have been using the smaller kite .
 
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Dick G. 
 
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Hi Dick
 
Had a measure up against what i could find on the main site and the spinnaker did seem to be within the maximum allowed.
 
The chap i bought it from did pile me up with a few sails and a couple of spinnakers, but to be honest they all look like they will need replacing sooner rather than later.
 
Just need to decide which dinghy gets the new sails first, not going to be an easy choice!
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Hi Mark

Has to be the hornet, but you could put an ad on the forum asking if anyone has some reasonable 2nd hand sails for sale, if you don`t want to buy new.

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I have a pile of hornet spinnakers of varying vintages
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Originally posted by alex_rogers alex_rogers wrote:

I have a pile of hornet spinnakers of varying vintages
 
In that case i think me and you may need a chat!
 
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Originally posted by alex_rogers alex_rogers wrote:

I have a pile of hornet spinnakers of varying vintages
 
Alex have you got a cotton one for a 1953 boat.Wink
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That kite looks suspiciously like a small (LOL) 505 version to me! I like the photo though - very well done for that! You had better tell us how you did it Mark, cos we all like piccies!
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