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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:48 am 
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I got the spin installed on my 16 and just picked up a 18. Now it seems the 18 would call for it more. Is this a decent spin setup on the 18?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Pole probably isn't long enough.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I'm interested in hearing the communities response on this as well. I've asked around locally. Doesn't seem to be a lot of people putting spinnakers on their 18s. The only information I've seen or heard anything about is putting a tiger spinnaker on an 18. Surf city sailing used to offer a kit but it seems like they are out of business. Sure would be simpler to use the 16 kit if it works.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:16 am 
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Well the massive jib on the 18 is STILL a blast downwind... you gotta get w/that jib flying a hull downwind... she'll move out!

otherwise, sure you can put a spin on the boat... I put a NACRA F17 spin on it and what a blast.
just pretty much moved the whole system onto the H18.

basically, just copy the F17 design, that's what I did... works great, tons of fun.

but I still also love the boat without the spin, under just the standard jib.

when it's wild out, I just use the jib since the boat wasn't designed for a spin...
but when it's light air, the spin opens the boat up nicely w/o overstressing it... best of both worlds.

cheers,
rob


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