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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:11 pm 
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Hi Dave,
I see no one has answered. I sold my TI at the end of last year but I did post some pics when I did the spin install.
-it doesn’t matter if the halyard line is in the water. Keeping it tensioned will help keep it up. Chafing was never an issue either.
-I only ever stored the spin snuffed in the bag. When packing up I’d just extend the halyard by grabbing the topper and getting the slack out, undo the bag AKA straps, loosen all lines and move the bag across to the hull, stuffing it all in the drivewell and back to the seat location. That way it was quick to set up next time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:02 pm 
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Thanks for the reply Stringy! I see you cross the Spinnaker halyard over the Main sheets. I was afraid if I did that the lines would chafe over time and wear out. So that doesn't seem to be a problem?

So you never saw any problems storing the Spinnaker wadded up in the snuffer? The sail looks so fragile compared to other sails I have seen I was afraid not folding it neatly might cause some failures.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 pm 
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No problems with either chafing or the sail just stuffed into the snuffer bag. Over time the spin got much easier to snuff but showed no wear signs. It was up there with my other ‘must have’ TI accessories -haka and outboard. Whilst it did have some issues, the positives far outweighed the negatives.
It got a lot of use in the two and a half years I had it before selling.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:06 pm 
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Really appreciate the info. It looks like you bring your Spinnaker sheet directly to the swivel cam cleat at the inside of the Aka instead of through a pulley block at the outside of the Aka. I assume this lets you sheet in tighter to sail closer into the wind? Do you use it that way all the time? Any disadvantages to doing that?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:46 pm 
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Well spotted Dave.
Yes, I didn’t bother with the aka sheet pulleys mainly because they interfered with the haka and complicated set up. Used this way its probably a bit less efficient but I really didn’t notice much of a difference. I used to manually hook the sheet over the end aka bungee buttons (as seen in the goose wing sailing clip) if I wanted better downwind performance.
I found another pic that details the halyard routing. I added an eyebolt to the cargo bungee cleat to guide the halyard over the mainsheet.
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