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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Not digging the black main.
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    I see no ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    I see no ships.
    ugh

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Oh dear- I seem to be a bit colour prejudiced!

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    How do you douse a spinnaker that big?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    How do you douse a spinnaker that big?


    With a lot of people...!

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    I have zero experience sailing aboard a boat of that caliber, but the sail handling shown in that video seemed chaotic to me. Did that fellow really have to climb hand over hand up to the end of the pole? The operation seemed unrehearsed to me with the prospect of mishap huge.

    Jeff

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    didnt seem chaotic to me
    seemed like three or four pros on the foredeck and a bunch of amateur sailors helping to pull it in
    how else you gonna release the clip on the end of the spinnaker pole
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    That’s one fancy day sailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    didnt seem chaotic to me
    seemed like three or four pros on the foredeck and a bunch of amateur sailors helping to pull it in
    how else you gonna release the clip on the end of the spinnaker pole
    On the two spinnaker boats I've raced on (36' and 40') there was a spring loaded line on the pole. You yanked on that and the shackle at the end of the pole opens up. Sometimes it takes some work to get the line to drop out of the shackle. Maybe the big boats do it this way to save time. But the guy did take a bit of a ride when that sail released from the pole!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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