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125 Spinnaker setup
I have recently purchased a second hand timber 125 (sail 2121), it sails great but I can't work out how to rig the spinnaker. Does anyone have some images of the rigging required and/or websites where I can find a 125 "manual" ? All help greatly appreciated.

Andrew
Andrew Littleford11-Apr-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Spinnaker setup
G'day Andrew

I don't know of any setup manuals that are available. Where are you located? Your best bet is to get in contact with your states association, they will be able to show you a boat that is already set up.
Damian WRIGHT12-Apr-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Spinnaker setup
go to your local club and have a look
j greg13-Apr-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Spinnaker setup
Hope my sketch helps. It might be a good idea to have on the website some rigging set up details.
Anyone out there got some specifically for a 125?
Bob S14-Apr-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: 125 Spinnaker setup
Andrew

Looking at other 125's is good advice. You also need to decide if you want to run a chute system or bags.

Chute system has a continuous hoist / retrieval halyard that attaches to the head and central retrieval points on the kite. Halyard is usually run to the transom of the boat so it can feed straight up the retrieval spin sock.

Alternate is bags with halyard just to head of kite and back to a convenient hoist location near you or crew.

Chute systems tend to stretch kites quicker because of higher friction in spin socks but can generally simplify the retrieval process particularly, and additional bits needed will add weight into the boat.

A bit of a personal decision also bearing in mind crew experience too. Can't help with pics sorry.

Cheers
steve low15-Apr-2009    Edit    Delete 

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