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Maybe this will work #151789
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I wonder if this will convince the girlfriend to let me rig the 16 with a spin.

Was watching Jaws 2 and got to wondering if people actually did this.

If nothing else it will give me an excuse to convince the girlfriend to let me buy a spin.

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Was watching Jaws 2 and got to wondering if people actually did this.


Spinnaker Flying. Yes, I've done it on a boat with a 70' mast. We would tie a line between the tack and clew and put a block on that line. Then we'd tie a large fender to the block. That would be the seat. After you were up you could reach up to the clew-tack line and pull yourself from one end to the other which would get the chute oscillating back and forth. Combine that with the whip action from the chute filling then dumping and it was quite the ride.



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Mike I'm not even remotely shocked you were the first one to chime in on this.

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LOL!!!!

I saw this in a Rick White book as well and thought it was A. Neat B. Crazy. He explains using a boswains chair to do it.

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We did the same thing off a jeneau 40' in the bahamas. it's fun!


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I saw this in a Rick White book as well and thought it was A. Neat B. Crazy. He explains using a boswains chair to do it.


Jeeze...you youngsters need to get out and do stuff. Spinnaker flying is as old as spinnakers. You really don't need a 70 footer, but that would be awsome.

Even a 30 footer will give you a high. With 15-20 knots of wind you can get higher than the speaders.

Your trap harness works better than a bosun's chair.


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At one of the really huge 200 boat Hobie Regattas back in the day- at St. Pete Beach in front of the pink Don Cesar Hotel, spinnaker sailing began late afternoon off a really big boat, with the wind up. There was the usual 30 minutes of upsy-downsies, which looked pretty fun (girls screaming). A big puff inverted the chute, propelling the intrepid bosun's chair rider STRAIGHT UP- double the height of the mast, looking like 150 feet off the water. He hung Waaaaayy up there for a bit then began free fall and I was sure he was going to hit hard and be very dead. There was even time to comment during his descent! Fortunately the chute filled enough at the last second so his legs skimmed the water and up he went again!
The event was then curtailed. I can recall no recurrence. This was 1975 and it might have been the actor Buddy Ebsen's boat. The bosun's chair may have to have been washed off before being put away.


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can i fly my wife from the tiger spinny?


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This was 1975 and it might have been the actor Buddy Ebsen's boat.

Was it the Rudy Cheoy designed Polynesian Concept?


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Was it the Rudy Cheoy designed Polynesian Concept?
Interesting guy that Uncle Jed, he raced Thistles in SoCal in the late 50's


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I left out perhaps the most important part of this rig. One more line that runs from the boat to either the clew or tack. This way you can safely end the ride by pulling or winching in that line. It also acted as sort of an altitude control. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


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I know a lot of people i would like to "tie a line around and winch" as an attitude adjuster... oh wait, you sail altitude....

I still stand by my statement

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Yup. Used to do it using a bosun's chair off of an old Cal 40 in the 70's. Any boat with a mast head chute of that size will give you a nice ride.


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