[Santana 22] Tuna rigging

Daniel Carnahan dan at skipperdan.com
Mon Aug 8 15:52:13 EDT 2016

Hi Andrew,

Here are my thoughts, for what it's worth!

1. There are several of us on SF Bay that sail with spinnakers  
regularly.  I race weekly in the Carquinez Strait, and I always plan  
to have it up!   In the beer can and phrf races I'm in, I can't not  
fly a spinnaker and expect to have a decent finishing.

To add a spinnaker to the boat, I researched and acquired all of the  
hardware, lines, sails (multiple kites) and planned out how/where  
everything should mount and run, etc.

2. In your photo, I believe that plastic thing keeps the boom from  
bashing the deck when you take the main down (notice - no topping  

3. For line sizes, I'm pretty much down to all 1/4" or 3/8" to reduce weight.

Hope that helps!

Sail la Vie
Benicia, CA

Daniel Carnahan, dan at skipperdan.com
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----- Message from ahtamm at gmail.com ---------
     Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 07:54:54 -0700
     From: Andrew Tamm <ahtamm at gmail.com>
  Subject: [Santana 22] Tuna rigging
       To: tuna at myfleet.org

> Hi,
> I'm rebuilding a Tuna and where I am (Seattle) I have a decided lack of
> these boats to compare rigging to. I've gone through nearly every picture
> of the nationals on the santana22.org site, but I had some questions I'm
> hoping some people could answer:
> 1) I see that most of the boats aren't rigged for spinnakers. Is that a
> fleet thing in SF?
> 2) Some boats (this one for example: http://santana22.org/photos/566.jpg)
> have some sort of plastic level between the boom and the bottom part of the
> mast where I'd expect to see the boom vang. What is this?
> 3) I can't find any requirements on the line sizes. Is there any
> suggestions on replacing pretty much everything (most of the rope is stiff
> and covered in algae so I'll be replacing it)?
> Thanks in advance,
> Andrew

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