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New spinnaker from 1996! for Olson 29

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I purchased a "new" Sobstad spinnaker that had been in storage since 1996. Today was the first sail in about 4 knots of wind.  The sail is .6oz polyester and in great shape.  Now I just need to change the sail numbers (and remember to douse the jib before gybing).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ38SIr5NEc

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Yes, it was painful...

 

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I was inside watching it rain, you were outside enjoying the environment. Bastid.

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6 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

I was inside watching it rain, you were outside enjoying the environment. Bastid.

It was only a light rain...

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Out on Elliott Bay too, a Godless wind hole.

 

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18 minutes ago, hobot said:

Out on Elliott Bay too, a Godless wind hole.

 

Amen to that; it was a short sail as the wind shut off completely then I went home.

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It looks like the main and jib are from 1996 too, but were used for a winter cover 

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Yeah, my old practice sails. No use putting hours on good sails when just out messing around.  I think the main is even older than 1996, maybe 1995. No idea on the #3 but it's been a long time since there was a Banks Sails loft in PNW.

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Banks made some fast sails back in the day

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I'll raise you an even uglier 1990's vintage Sobstad spinnaker and a pretty ugly main. Both came with the boat.

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54 minutes ago, jesposito said:

Banks made some fast sails back in the day

Yup, Bruce Banks invented the star cut spinnaker back in the '70s.

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3 gybes by my count

 

where did you "find" a 22 year old new sail

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On the Olson 30 Facebook group.  The sail is in great shape, can't have been flown more than a couple of times from the condition of the cloth.

 

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8 hours ago, sailronin said:

Yeah, my old practice sails. No use putting hours on good sails when just out messing around.  I think the main is even older than 1996, maybe 1995. No idea on the #3 but it's been a long time since there was a Banks Sails loft in PNW.

Banks NW has been in Portland for over 20 years, still there!

 

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Oh, cool. Sorry I thought when Benji went to North the US lofts had gone away. They need to advertise on SA so we know they're there!

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8 hours ago, sailronin said:

On the Olson 30 Facebook group.  The sail is in great shape, can't have been flown more than a couple of times from the condition of the cloth.

 

If it's .6 poly, that stuff feels like new nylon right up until you shock-load it once too often and it turns into confetti.

 

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yes, it's not nearly as forgiving as nylon. Best to keep it for use in under 10 knots of wind.

 

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2 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

Based on the above, I'm glad I didn't watch the video!

You're one of the rare few who doesn't like to watch other's screw ups!

 

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On 1/29/2018 at 7:46 AM, hobot said:

... a Godless wind hole.

 

Isn't that the title for Long Island Sound?

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28 minutes ago, Liquid said:

Isn't that the title for Long Island Sound?

no LIS is the other Dead Sea. 

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