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Simplify your spinnaker controls
Mike Barnett
E fleet,

Most of the older boats are rigged with separate pole out and spinnaker tack lines. The biggest issue with this setup is that the tack line gets sucked under the boat when the pole is brought in. It's also a hassle for the people up front because there is lots of other stuff going on when the chute comes down, not to have to worry about 1 more thing.

The solution outlined in the document below is a great solution. Pole out and tack line are one in the same. it works really great and most of the boats are now using this system.

Pat and I put this document together a few years ago.