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Spinnaker Lines - inside or out #13823
07/23/12 08:08 AM
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Rockwood, MI, USA
Russ Atkinson Offline OP
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Rockwood, MI, USA
We've been sailing wildcat for 26 years - always with the spin sheets inside the lifelines.
Saw a comment on a thread last week about flying the kite with the sheets inside the lifelines by mistake.
Have I been doning this wrong all these years?

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #13824
07/23/12 01:53 PM
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Maryland, USA
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Maryland, USA
Agree, inside simplifies handling, as you don't need to mess with twings unless you're reaching. That said most J/30s I've seen go outside.

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #13825
07/23/12 02:01 PM
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Portsmouth, RI
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Portsmouth, RI
We've done it both ways on Rhapsody but still have the twings on when lines are inside or outside. They are on snatch blocks so can come off easy in light air. This weekend when the wind was up it was good to twing in sheet and guy. I think I prefer inside now.

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #13856
07/31/12 01:04 PM
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Squamish, British Columbia
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Going to start going inside... bent a stanchion really bad a month ago with them outside

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: NaturalHigh] #13858
07/31/12 06:52 PM
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Newport and Naples
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always surprises me to see twings twanged against the stanchions on some J/30 who are trying to reach. I know that on one J/30 the owner actually bent the midship stanchions 10 degrees toward center to help.

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #13939
08/19/12 09:51 PM
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Oswego, NY USA
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Oswego, NY USA
Russ,

I'm with you . Sailing J/30 since 1980 - Sheets inside lifelines , with no twings . Occasional Block on stanchion when power reaching

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #13946
08/21/12 01:30 PM
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Québec City, Canada
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Québec City, Canada
Hello,

We always put the spinnaker lines out of all, and we use barbers haulers. We did the same with our former Fun23 and we did the same on our friends's J24.
I will takes pictures next time.

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #15699
06/18/14 11:47 AM
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Brantford Ontario
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Brantford Ontario
Do you guys have any pictures for routing the sheets/guy? We bent a stanchion last week. Put the Tweakers on this week but figuring the routing and racing at the same time is a pain.

Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Russ Atkinson] #15700
06/21/14 06:27 AM
06/21/14 06:27 AM
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Oxford, MI
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Oxford, MI
Once I went inside I've never gone back outside
Route same as outside. Just inside lifelines
Connect sheets together around forestay and take ends of spin sheets to aft blocks like always. Tweaked to gunnel same as outside but in.
Enjoy


Don King
Re: Spinnaker Lines - inside or out [Re: Conundrum] #15760
07/14/14 03:42 PM
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Barrington, RI
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Barrington, RI
I've done both but inside is best much better lead when reaching. twings are needed to keep the sheets off the shrounds and for control in a big breeze


Charlie Stoddard
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