Spinnaker setup for a Nic32

Iain C

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It's not my boat, but I'm just wondering what the spinnaker setup should be for a cruising Nic32 as I'm going to help some friends rig and use it.

My own Sabre 27 has a simple double ended pole, and one sheet per clew and works fine. Will this be OK on a bigger boat or are we into twin sheets/single ended pole territory?

Focus will be ease of handling for a smaller crew rather than out and out performance/gybing speed.

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stav

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On my Nic 36 I have single sheets and a single ended pole. Cannot remember if it is I or J but the length of the pole is starting to get a bit heavy for a double ended pole.

Last time I used the spinnaker was for a 70 mile run from Treburden to Jersey and would not be without my spinnaker and cruising chute.

I have found the autohelm will cope with the spinnaker up to about 16 knts apparent but more than that you need to helm, most I have had it up in is 27knts and she was getting a bit hard nosed but never broached.
 

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On my 31ft Bene First I have double ended pole and twin lines. Much easier to gybe with twin lines as you can grab the lazy sheet before you start and the double ended pole is supported throughout.

Probably just as cheap to rig by the time you have snatch blocks or twinning lines etc.
 
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