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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    Ah Ha Steam Flyer I see what you are saying. I just hate messing up like that. Not only did I cost us the race I tore up the sail. Can't seem to shake that. Marty, Yes indeed he was able to get the sail repaired. Still though, it was my fault and I felt bad about it. In the races with the...
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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    I never looked at it that way before but it makes sense. I appreciate that. The car guy's analogy is perfect. That's exactly what happened to me. My foul up caused an 18 inch rip in the sail. I offered to pay for the repair but the skipper declined.
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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    garland, thank for the encouraging words. Thank you also for including some ways not to mess up. You are 100% correct. This particular sail does intimidate me. Making one small mistaking raising or dousing it can cause a disaster. Not being able to crew and practice consistently is another...
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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    Steam Flyer, That is a fantastic idea about using the batten / rat diving board as a fail safe device. The name you came up with is funny as heck. Having this set up would definitely reduce my stress level and fear of destroying the sail. Unfortunately since I only get to crew from time to...
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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    Hey Steam Flyer your advice is 100% spot on!!!! You sound like a Skipper who is very patient and understanding. That is very rare these days I am fortunate that the Skipper that I crew for is also patient and understanding. My problem is that I am stressed out the entire race because I don't...
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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    Thanks for the videos Marty. I appreciate it. Steam Flyer, Thank you very much for the advice. I like the idea of putting on the pole first. I was thinking that there was only one method for the whole process. Good to know that there are other ways to deal with this thing that might make it...
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    Spinnaker use on a Flying Scot

    I am being given a chance to crew on a Flying Scot. I have not sailed in over two years. In the past I always had a problem with raising and dousing the spinnaker. Anyone have advice, tips, tricks or links to videos that may be able to help me and reduce my fear of this sail?
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    Sailing Cost's

    What are you some kind of 12 year old name calling kid.  Such childish remarks do not help. I signed up to this forum for advice not insults. 
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    Sailing Cost's

    I would really like to expand sailing to the coast. Two hours away from me.  Only one major sailing lake where I live. I don't have the Funds or Pedigree for the membership.
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    Sailing Cost's

    Yes Indeed.  That is the issue. The initial price of the boat is the easy part. Even dealing with the maintenance cost is doable. 
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    Sailing Cost's

    One would think but a boat sure would help  Being born and raised here 60+years anything to escape this place would help. 
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    Sailing Cost's

    Thanks everyone for the advice and ideas. Very much appreciated.  Currently I drive a 19 year old Camry and the wife drives a 4 year old Hyundai so a Trailer Sailor is not possible right now.  I thought the 30 footer would be the sweet spot for coastal sailing. Since my monthly boat budget would...
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    Sailing Cost's

    Anyone know a way to purchase and maintain a 30 foot boat with a very limited budget?  It is not the cost of the boat so much that is the problem.  What is the problem for me at least, are the marina fees, registration fees, maintenance / upkeep, insurance, and hurricane worries. . Due to...
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    How is your town doing? Local Reports.

    Today September 10, 2021, South Carolina had the highest number of deaths (99) since the pandemic began. During the entre pandemic the Governor has never closed the State or implemented any mask mandates.  Current vaccine numbers less than 50% One local hospital is dealing with an overload of...
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    I wish I had found this store before they closed.  The owner and his team seemed very knowledgeable. Is there any hope they will ever open another store?
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