Spinnaker Chute Design

  • Charlie Pearson
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07 Aug 2006 17:51 #19330 by Charlie Pearson
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Help!
We are starting to race again after a break since 1977.

The boat is the same, except that the original spinnaker chute has been replaced with a much inferior model.

The one we had screwed on to the gunwhale (starboard side) and also down on to the middle of the foredeck. Does anyone know where I can get one the same? (It also had a very big throat, making raising the spinnaker easier). If anyone remembers 'Mirrormania' I think that the boat on the cover had one the same.

Charlie Pearson 24994

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07 Aug 2006 21:19 #12474 by shampton
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Try this link: http://www.trident-uk.com/shop/acatalog ... ngs99.html

Mirror Spinnaker Chute
Part No: RB-Chut
Lightweight fibre glass Chute. Smooth white finish.

Price: £27.50

Also ebay often has similar for sale.

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08 Aug 2006 12:53 #12475 by Charlie Pearson
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Thanks

Looking at the Trident chute, the one I am referring to was similar, but included (in moulded GRP) a leg down to the foredeck as well.

Can anyone else offer any help?

Charlie P

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09 Aug 2006 09:23 #12479 by ASW
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Charlie, give me a ring, I may be able to help you out.
Andy

ASW Boatbuilding & repairs. 07966 513147

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14 Aug 2006 08:59 #12499 by Oli
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hi

The boat pictured on the mirrormania front cover uses a piece of fabric streched right across the foredeck. this system has its diaadvantages as the kite can be hoisted but then take quite a while to fill and then set, but it does keep the spinnaker in a lot better condition.

thanks oli

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14 Aug 2006 13:03 #12500 by LevanteIRL67592
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If your spinnaker doesn't fill from this type of chute, just give both sheets a sharp tug. This usually works!

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20 Aug 2006 11:30 #12519 by pcooper
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I am fitting one of these at the moment.
It came with a second hand boat but was never fitted.
The diagram (from Trident) suggests that a "block and deck eye" should be fitted at the back (stern end) of the sock that is attached to the chute.
What are these for and where are they fitted?

Many thanks

Paul<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

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04 Sep 2006 20:47 #12661 by Charlie Pearson
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Help!! I have now seen one of the spinnaker chutes that I am looking for. I have a photo. Can I post the photo on this page to show people what I am looking for?
Charlie P

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04 Sep 2006 22:03 #12662 by Karl Grave
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Hi Charlie
You need to place your photo on a web site we can all look at. If you don't have a web site you could send the photo to me & I'll put it on a page for all to see.
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08 Sep 2006 11:56 #12692 by Charlie Pearson
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Karl

Thanks

Photos are on their way

Charlie

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08 Sep 2006 11:56 #12693 by Charlie Pearson
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Karl

Thanks

Photos are on their way

Charlie

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07 Jul 2011 06:14 #21048 by
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Hi,
I've been looking high and low through this forum for information on how to fit the spinakker chute to the hull, how to position and which fittings to use?
I have a fiberglass chute that I'm trying to fit to the port side of the bow, but I only seem to have 3 points where I can fit it to and I don't believe it strong enough. Any one got any advice and may be photos?
Cheers
Manuel

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07 Jul 2011 09:59 #21049 by John Hugo
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Fitting the chute on the port side is generally preferred. The fibreglass chute on my previous Mirror was fixed over the top of the port bow piece, and screwed down into the strake on the bow transome, into the gunwale and into the forward foredeck beam. The position of this beam can be detected from the line of brass pin heads across the deck. I taped over the screw heads to avoid the spinnaker snagging and being damaged. I later replaced the GRP chute and sock with a Duffin laminated spinnaker hoop and sock from Pinnel & Bax, which had the advantage of a wider mouth and a shorter sock terminating at the aft edge of the foredeck. A retrieval shockcord pulls the spinnaker back into the sock, out of the crew's way. The Duffin Kit is expensive at about £70. Roy Platford has a neat DIY alternative, which uses a hoop cut out of thick marine ply, with a vertical dowel providing an anchorage to the foredeck beam. I have a piece of broken daggerboard which i intend to use in this way on my next rebuild project.

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