RE: [SJ-24] Re: How to fly the SJ24 kite - REVISITED
A digital version (for use as a screensaver) would be awesome! Thanks.
From: wormlund [mailto:gil@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 7:01 PM
Subject: [SJ-24] Re: How to fly the SJ24 kite - REVISITED
That is Erik and Mark B ' favorite video. They use clips as screen
savers. The video that Chuck took is actually from a digital camera.
I can talk to him about a digital version.
--- In SJ-24@y..., "Mark Rider" <markrider4@a...> wrote:
> I last touched on this in a message dated 10/23/01. Here's the
> In it is a link to my original spinnaker post of 9/24/01:
> Suffice it to say we hoist the pole about 3 to 5 boatlengths before
the mark (10 to 20 seconds) and prefeed the guy and tack of the
spinnaker to the pole. Then, we hoist the chute at the moment the
mark is dead amidships (ideally, anyway) and turn the boat under the
chute as it inflates. Then, we drop the genoa. We rarely release
the genoa sheet during the hoist unless something prevents us from
raising the chute at the mark. Then, we fly the genoa to retain as
much speed downwind as possible. Otherwise, as soon as the spinnaker
is full, we drop the genoa.
> There was video of the last race at last years SJ 24 North
Americans where both ours and Gil's boats pulled off great hoists --
in that order. It's fun when everything goes right and you have
the tape to prove it. I'm working on finding a way to get it in
digital form so that we could post it on the forum.
> We tried using a turtle on the lifelines, and some boats use them,
but found it added too much complexity to leading the lines and you
still had to go below to pack the chute after each douse. The next
best solution that I know of is to take an oversized duffel bag on
the side you intend to hoist the chute on, then, when dousing, shove
the chute into the duffel in the companionway. Overall, the
companionway system works so well, I see no reason to mess with it.
In fact, I added a second companionway bag where I keep my reserve
spinnaker to the starboard side.
> Some boats experiment with the companionway launch by placing a
laundry basket on the companionway step to hold the chute during the
beat. You might give that a try to see if you like it.
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