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Spinnaker Guy FEATURES
NOW you can fly your spinnaker all those times that you "just don't."
Short-handed? Cruising couple? Maybe you inherited a chute and don't want to buy a pole?
The Spinnaker Guy™ is a quality, USA-made addition to your sailing inventory.
- If you avoid flying a full symmetrical chute because a pole is just too much bother
- If flying your cruising asymmetrical chute isn't as efficient as it should be
- Maybe you typically sail shorthanded
This little unit will eliminate the hassles of a pole and increase your sailing enjoyment.
It also lets you easily adjust the draft of your cruising chute for different wind conditions.
Some customers now even fly their chutes single-handed…
You may have seen "TheTacker." Well, our Spinnaker Guy™.…
Is manufactured using polypropylene—instead of hard plastic. We chose a durable, flexible, resilient material because it's better. It can take a beating and come out on top.
Rolls with the punches to "give" with each pull and tug from your spinnaker. That means it absorbs stress better—which minimizes the chance for damage.
There’s no hard plastic slots or attachment points where stresses can concentrate.
Or where webbing can actually "tear" the plastic like on other units.
Is tough. If you step on it, it won’t break. You won’t even put a crease in it—so there’s no chance of creating any weak points. It’s about impossible to hurt it.
Is encased in tough Cordura Plus™. That’s one of the most abrasion-resistant, good-looking materials.
Is safer. We use top-quality, easy-attach and quick-release hardware. No fumbling with a loose shackle or non-captive pin—while you're on the foredeck handling your chute, sheets, and guys—and attaching a downhaul—all with one arm wrapped around your furled headsail. How do you keep one hand "for you" under those conditions? With a loose shackle that can go plunk? We know you need fewer things—not more— to think about. So, we made it easier. We made sure you do not have to worry about dropping loose hardware overboard. Go ahead and douse and stow your chute—and leave the Spinnaker Guy™ on the headstay ‘till later
Is more convenient. It stores more easily—in less space. It's flat, so it stows even under a cushion. Or right inside your spinnaker turtle. How about in your anchor box? So it’s handy right at the headstay when you need it. There’s endless possibilities.
Has a built-in downhaul tie-off point. You don't need to tie off your downhaul to the chute or a loose shackle. We designed it to accommodate either downhaul with a snap shackle—or a loose line that you can tie off with a bowline.
Is assembled with first-quality, quick release hardware—so you can gybe or douse your chute—very easily and quickly. You can’t do that with a standard "non-release" shackle attached to your spinnaker.
Is resilient. Its flexibility actually absorbs the spinnaker loading and distributes it more evenly. It helps keep your headstay foil healthier if you get caught in a blow before you can douse the chute.
Has one size that fits yachts from 22 to 40 feet. So, take it with you when you upgrade. Custom sizes are available by special order at no extra charge.
Can also be formed so it’s "permanently curved" (in case you have that mega-yacht and have an affinity to use all that extra storage space to give it that "lived in" look. For the rest of us, to keep the Spinnaker Guy™ easy to stow, unclip the snap hook and store it flat when you finish your downwind run. To curve it, keep it clipped when you stow it. It will take on that natural shape. It can always be straightened again.
But, the best part might be its other uses....
Like when you reach your cruising destination…
Snap the Spinnaker Guy™ on "upside down" around your furled headstay.
Attach a halyard to the "downhaul loop"
Clip your hammock onto the Spinnaker Guy™ –- and the other end to the mast.
Pop open a cold one, relax, and pat yourself on the back for getting there ahead of the fleet.
How about if you’re up the stick for a repair? Clip yourself off to the headstay or a shroud if you need to be held off-center to reach some rigging or a spreader.
NOTE... NEVER USE THE Spinnaker Guy™ TO HOIST OR SUPPORT A PERSON.
ALWAYS USE A BOSON’S CHAIR AND AN INDEPENDENT SAFETY LINE!
Or use it to hoist your storm or working jib over the furled headsail in heavy weather—without creating a hazardous condition by taking down an unruly Genoa in a blow.
Want us to match your yacht canvas? Besides royal blue—we can make yours in navy, kelly green, red, teal, forest green, burgundy, orange, and black. Other colors available by special order.
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