To go code zero or not

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Tezza
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To go code zero or not

Post by Tezza » Mar 8th, '18, 21:43

Appreciate some advice .
I have replaced the main and jib with new sails, the jib having hanks which I am comfortable with. I can raise and lower from the cockpit quite easily using a downhaul.
The boat came without a spinnaker pole . The spinnaker and number one Genoa are original and also need replacing. I am not that keen in working a symmetrical kite single handed and have been thinking about a code zero or assy. with a sock .
I have located a racing code zero which is almost identical in foot,luff and leech measurement to my number one and although the cut will be different am wondering if it would be feasible to use it instead of a kite and number one as low as say 60 degrees in light breezes. For anything closer I would raise the jib. Is what I am thinking feasible ,would it overpower the boat. Should I just get something else and use the old number one .
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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by INMA » Mar 8th, '18, 21:58

Anything that keeps you moving when the wind dies out is good.

Buy the code zero and enjoy the sailing.
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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Furstin » Mar 9th, '18, 07:26

Look around for an assy, imo. Probably off a 12" skiff or 49er. Maybe a 14.
Don't need a sock.

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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by pdandy » Mar 9th, '18, 13:23

Racing or cruising?

For cruising, an ex dinghy asy is great fun and cheap.

For racing, you risk a big cbh hit or a protest, or guilty conscience....

I used to have an asy on my noelex for cruising, but after being tempted to run it in a race I gave it away and invested in an ultralight no1 . Being completly honest, the ul no 1 is almost as fast as the asy and it's class legal - plus I can keep it up and point high in very light conditions.

But an ex dinghy asymetric will be cheap second hand if you cruise.
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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Tezza » Mar 9th, '18, 13:46

Just for cruising , racing days are over ....for now anyway.
I thought of a light no.1 but I want to keep the forestay clear and figured the code zero would give me that flexibility as well as being able to broard and tight reach . Never thought of an assy off a skiff/dinghy for running. Being a small masthead boat a lot of the skiff assy s. I’ve seen are way to big.
Might pull the trigger on the code zero if I can get the price down and look for a cheap assy. as well.
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