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F18 spin on an I20  Bottom

  • I see a lot of F18 spins for sale and was wondering if one would work as a storm spinnaker on an I20. Would
    one from an end pole snuffer work as is with my end pole or would the patches have to be reworked? This would not be for racing, just out bombing around in heavier air and training.

    Thanks.

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    Pete Knapp
    Schodack landing,NY
    Nacra 6.0,I20,P18, P16,H16
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  • it should work fine
    esp if both were rigged (patched) for end pole use

    I used a ragged out f18 spin as my first spin to lean how to use it before i put a tornado one on my (f18 sized) mystere
  • I've thought about this, but here are a few limitations:

    1) Most F18 kites are setup for mid pole snuffers, 3 patch takedowns. Even a 2 patch takedown doesn't have the takedown patches close enough to the luff for an end pole, but it might work.

    2) Geometry wise you may have some issues with the hoist being noticeably shorter, at least 3' or so. This will mean the F18 kite is twisted off pretty heavily, with more of a screecher shape. Not good for the kite, and tends to pull you sideways more than forward. You could play with a longer tack line but that may allow the kite to get wrapped around the end pole.
  • QuoteGeometry wise you may have some issues with the hoist being noticeably shorter, at least 3' or so.

    good point: at that time i had a shorty bow sprit and it was rigged very high up
  • Quotehis will mean the F18 kite is twisted off pretty heavily, with more of a screecher shape.


    Is this twist due to the top of the spin being so far below the bail on the mast?

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    Pete Knapp
    Schodack landing,NY
    Nacra 6.0,I20,P18, P16,H16
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