Spinnaker rig

Greetings all, I am the proud new owner of 644, and she came with a spinnaker, pole and nothing else. There are numerous fairleads attached to the deck, so it has been used...the sheets and halyard probably cannabalized long ago. If anybody can point me in the direction of a diagram or instructions I'd be indebted. I've never actually run a spinnaker, but it seems like a great idea for Lake Memphremagog ( 30 miles long, and very narrow) in Newport, VT. I'm looking forward to learning.

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I number of great pictures and descriptions can be found through

I number of great pictures and descriptions can be found through this link http://home.att.net/~unofficial-flyingscot-page/spinnaker.html In addition I would encourage you to purchase a copy of Highlight of Scots'n Water from the class association. This handbook will give you the "how to" on all sorts of things related to the Flying Scot.

Thanks, The 'lazy-link' didn't work but I'll try to find the

Thanks, The 'lazy-link' didn't work but I'll try to find the site (Edit = I found the link, thanks...very instructive...that site is loaded with ideas). I have a copy of 'Highlights' that came with the boat. I should read it again now that I've been out several times, and actually kmow where things are. I don't know why I'm so pumped to try a spinnaker; it must be that they look so cool, and they add a little bit of SPEED. Good stuff. Ian

Our family sails 3 Scots on Lake Memphremagog.

Our family sails 3 Scots on Lake Memphremagog...out of Sargents Bay on the western side near Austin, Quebec during July and August each year. We dock them on wind-up hoists on the beach out of the water. I have sailed down to Newport once, a 7 hour round trip in decent breeze, planning south under spinnaker and then beating back to home. But usually we race and daysail between Austin and Georgeville where the lake is widest.

There is a great article on spinnaker handling in the latest Sco

There is a great article on spinnaker handling in the latest Scots n Water. I also read an article on spinnaker handling on North Sails One Design's website that was very helpful. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club