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  • Hello everyone lokking to get info on how to do it, I have been told by Nacra dealer this has to be custom made.

    can anyone give me direction.

    thanks
  • You can mount a spinnaker kit from any 18' cat on that boat. it doesn't have to be 'custom made' but on almost all older boats they have to be 'custom installed'. Here's a web page that describes the process http://home.comcast.net/~…ra/nacra_spinnaker_1.htm http://home.comcast.net/~…ING_INTER_20_SNUFFER.htm I'm sure there are better more recent pages out there with step by step instructions.

    If you can afford it I would get a complete spin kit for an F18 that comes with mast tang, spin pole, snuffer sock, sail etc. that is the easiest way to do it. Otherwise you can do what everyone else does and put it together from used parts you find on the classified adds. I also think there are a few guys out there who put together kits for older cats.

    Regards,
    Dave

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    Dave Bonin
    1981 Nacra 5.2 "Lucile"
    1986 Nacra 5.7 "Belle"
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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  • Parts from a nacra 20 will work as well, but it should be a midpole snuffer instead of an endpole snuffer because you have to carry the pole under the bow foil. Contact New England Catamarans (Rick Bliss) he will have any and all of the information you will need.
  • thank you hullflyer, rick is out for a few weeks per his recent reply
  • thank you wolfman, info will be of use for sure
  • No special order parts are needed, everything you'll need can be found in Murray's catalog

    Also, is your 6.0 mast set up with double diamond wires?

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    John Schwartz
    Ventura, CA
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  • I put a soft spin on my 5.5 and bought a bunch of used parts and made it work relatively cheap. The pole is an old mast from an aqua cat (sunfish spar will work) the pin for the cross bar I got from Rick at new england catamarans, the snuffer was a used Hobie tiger part as was the bag (new $25 or so). The rest was pretty easy, used kite I already had, rigging was a bit of figuring but it works fine. HTH, Richard.

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    Lake Perry KS
    H-18
    N-5.5 UNI +spin
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  • I've been using Dennis Key's SNU snuffers on several boat, and am very pleased witht the design. Not inexpensive, but they're easy on the spin, durable, and his personal attention is great. I've used windsurfing masts, carbon, alum, and glass, as a pole with good results.

    Dave
    F16
    F18HT
    ARC22
    Flight Risk
  • I have a N6.0 with a spin on it that ive been running for a couple years now. End pole snuffer, 2"alum pole, self tacker(smaller jib, very nice with spin setup), I wouldnt suggest going with a midpole, I made a plate that mounts to the main beam to lower the rear of the pole, thus raising the front of the pole to keep from stuffing into waves. works like a champ. Let me know if you have any questions.

    I just switched to a N20 so the boat is for sale BTW.



    Edited by azcat on Jun 12, 2012 - 01:19 PM.
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  • QuoteI put a soft spin on my 5.5 and bought


    Whats a soft spin?
  • Quote I wouldn't suggest going with a midpole,

    I have had several and i prefer the midpole snuffing... keeps my opening/sail away from waves/splash... and stuffing it when i ride my bows low

    Quote I made a plate that mounts to the main beam to lower the rear of the pole, thus raising the front of the pole to keep from stuffing into waves.


    why would you need to lower the rear bellow the beam? these poles are very flexible over 13' pole (give or take) and you can angle it to any position you want regardless where the pole end is ?
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    why would you need to lower the rear bellow the beam? these poles are very flexible over 13' pole (give or take) and you can angle it to any position you want regardless where the pole end is ?

    Andrew,
    Probably because he has the bridal foil on the 6.0, which moves the tack of the jib much lower

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    Philip
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  • [quote=mummp]
    MN3
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    why would you need to lower the rear bellow the beam? these poles are very flexible over 13' pole (give or take) and you can angle it to any position you want regardless where the pole end is ?

    Andrew,
    Probably because he has the bridal foil on the 6.0, which moves the tack of the jib much lower


    Ahhhh, i forgot about that thing.. makes sence.. thanks Philip
  • The boat came with a hooter which is a much stiffer sail. The soft refers to the fact is soft material and can be snuffer as opposed to the hooter which can not be snuffed. HTH, Richard.

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    Lake Perry KS
    H-18
    N-5.5 UNI +spin
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  • The hooters that I have seen on nacra 6.0s were all roller furling, and if I recall quite a few masts were bent using the hooters.
    RicardObenThe boat came with a hooter which is a much stiffer sail. The soft refers to the fact is soft material and can be snuffer as opposed to the hooter which can not be snuffed. HTH, Richard.
  • I still have the hooter but am learning the soft kite which goes deeper and has a larger wind window. JMHO, Richard.

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    Lake Perry KS
    H-18
    N-5.5 UNI +spin
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  • Hello, i want to start with a snuffer.. a found a midpole as on the pictures.. where can i buy the dock.. what is the lenght if the snnuffer?

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