To go code zero or not

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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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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Askeeta1 » Sep 11th, '20, 13:36

How did the Code 0 go on your Sonata 6 go Tezza?

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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Tezza » Sep 11th, '20, 15:10

Hi Askeeta1,
Ended up going with a flatish Assy. which in itself is brilliant but have had a couple of hassles mucking around with a top down furler and a sock trying to make life simple .
I can use the sock with a tack line running through a snap shackle off the bow .
For the furler I have made a small prodder and run a tack line through a ring bolt on the end
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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Askeeta1 » Sep 11th, '20, 23:29

Thanks Tezza, looks good, no doubt I will have that picture going through my mind when I eventually get mine (boat)out.I am sure I will have a question or two when I do.Is the Code 0 still lurking in your mind?

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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Furstin » Sep 12th, '20, 07:48

If you have masthead genny a code 0 won t give you much more m2, a assy like that is better.
Have a play with existing kite first? Can always fly tack off the bow for ease of management.

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Re: To go code zero or not

Post by Tezza » Sep 12th, '20, 08:27

Askeeta1 wrote:
Sep 11th, '20, 23:29
Thanks Tezza, looks good, no doubt I will have that picture going through my mind when I eventually get mine (boat)out.I am sure I will have a question or two when I do.Is the Code 0 still lurking in your mind?
If the boat was bigger ,say a nice 7 :wink: , and I was still racing probably but no ,instead I went the other way after getting the assy. and got a genoa ,around 130% , that is a little flatter than standard as I sail solo . What I hank on to start with is what stays so if Willy says under 10 knots true for the day I use the genoa and assy. otherwise jib and assy if apparent wind feels safe .
Actually if I was racing you can’t use an assy under class rules.
Furstin has right idea .
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