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
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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
>> 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,
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