Re: Spinniker or parasailor

Paul Brown

Hi Joerg 

Thanks for the information.

So you use your parasailor without the pole, do you find it easy to launch and retrieve without issues and what wind do from good from and up to? Obviously it performs better than wing on wing with a gennika and Genoa on the pole?

Are you happy with it?

Thank you again for the help 

Regards Paul 

On 4 Aug 2019, at 5:02 pm, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Paul, I have a Parasailor and I use it without a pole.  It's attached to the forestay with an ATN Tacker.  It's much more stable than a symmetrical or asymmetrical spinnaker and much more forgiving - it's very hard to collapse it and if it does collapse, it won't fill with a Big Bang but with a more gentle "woosh."  The "wing" really works.   I would be very careful using the heavy jib pole for a spinnaker or Parasailor - it's dangerous in my view and the manual for the 55 warns against using it for a spinnaker or Parasailor.   One problem is that to take the sail down with the snuffer you will need to swing the pole forward to the forestay - it will then be loose and start swinging around.  I hope that helps.  Joerg Esdorn, A55 #53, Kincsem<IMG_6062.jpg>

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