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A bucket of fabsil, dip spinnaker in completely, hang up to dry.
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Many thanks for the responses.

Yes the spinnaker is quite old so it does absorb water. I have recently re waterproofed the spinnaker with a Fabsil type spray and this has vastly improved retrieving the kite.
I have also put a stopper in the downhaul to space the retrieval points by 6 inchs.

I think a new spinnaker is on the list of improvements for this winter.

Thanks again
Mark
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HI Mark
It might be worth posting on the class website asking for a used spinnaker from one of the top guys or armed forces teams who will probably replace theirs every year.
Especially as your is a club training boat and people like to help if they can.
Cheers
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 19 at 8:22pm
Originally posted by musto061

Many thanks for the responses.
Yes the spinnaker is quite old so it does absorb water. I have recently re waterproofed the spinnaker with a Fabsil type spray and this has vastly improved retrieving the kite.
I have also put a stopper in the downhaul to space the retrieval points by 6 inchs.
I think a new spinnaker is on the list of improvements for this winter.
Thanks again
Mark


You need more like 10 to 12 inches
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