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Member postings for Stuart Hall

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Thread: Model yacht spinnaker
21/10/2007 09:55:00

Hi Tony

Thanks for that, as I said I 'm new to model yachts and was think,ing of keeping it really simple with an assymetric thereby no spinnaker pole, just need up/down haul and a sheet. Elastic on the bowsprit should work to pull it out and a decent winch servo should be enough I think. I dont understand why spinnakers are not more widely used, I guess folk like to keep it simple and stick with 2 channel. I 'm not looking at racing, just the technicaql challenge and experimentation.

Regards

Stu

19/10/2007 14:57:00

I'm an accomplished RC helicopter and aeroplane flyer, also yachtmaster and sailing instructor. Ive just picked up a Marblehead from a second hand shop in Cowes and plan to fit it out with an assymetric spinnaker. I have visualised how to do this, cant see that it would be that difficult but am surprised to find very little information on anyone else trying it.

Any advice would be gratefully recieved, I think that 2 winch servos will do it, one to hoist/lower, one to sheet, plan to fit a chute on the bow to launch in/out of such as that used for dinghy sailing along with a bowsprit.

Any thoughts or comments?

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