Nice work on the setup. Do you mind if I share these photos with my own group as we have been discussing a setup on the H14 recently.
Some ideas from your setup which may help:
- Setting your spinnaker pole much lower (This would require shorter spinnaker bridals and not sitting flush to your furler)
- Not sure of the H16 boom idea. But I see you have also aluminium pole which is great and gets a nice amount of pre-bend. Your boom isn't going to do this.
- Do you have any concerns with the bow joins? I have seen them re-enforced on older H16's to ensure it doesn't rip the hull apart.
- On the photo of you sailing your main traveller isn't centred. I'm no expert but upon reading the guides they say your main should act as a backstay for the spinnaker given the extra force so keep your main in tight and centred on the traveller.
- That Fireball kite looks a perfect size, just a shame its not a true asymmetrical cut.
You are more than welcome to share it.
I had the pole lower but then the leech was opened too much.
The 16 boom was just until I got some aluminium tubing.
The bow joins are the old deck screw-in type, I will probably reinforce the lip and add the newer type in eventually though.
The main should be centered and act as a backstay but the wind was so light (3-5 knots) that I let it out a bit to get some extra sail area.
It is a nice controllable size for sailing solo but the symmetrical cut means that the pole has to be rather high.
Thanks for the tips!