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Don Corey

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U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:18:28 PM »
Sorry, have not been on the FORUM for quite a while.  I've been running code '0's on the U20 for years in handicap racing with a lot of success.  They add a new dimension to sailing this awesome boat, if nothing else just more fun.  Sailing four legs of a twice around W/L (skewed) course with the spinnaker flying can be a lot of fun and certainly turns some heads.
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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 04:50:06 PM »
Do you have any pictures of the boat flying the sail?

Thanks

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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 05:26:29 PM »
Don,  I would also appreciate a picture or two of you flying your code 0 or other nonstandard headsails if you have any to post.

Thanks for your call yesterday.  It sounds like this will be a good sail for me to add to my inventory.  I have ordered a code 0 from Tac Boston.  I also just purchased a Ronstan 80 top down furler which I will be trying out this spring with both the code 0 and the class asymmetrical spinnaker.  If anyone is interested, I will try to post some pictures. 

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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 11:06:21 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but did you ever post pictures?
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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 06:13:45 PM »
Sorry, I don't have photos.  I have a code zero that Ullman cut down from a M24(?).  It helped when conditions were right, but less than I thought it would.  I then bought a free luff 155% Jib Top, tacked at the bow and raised with a 2nd spinnaker halyard.  It is sheeted at the spinnaker sheet blocks.  That is a great sail. and much more useful, especially if single handed.

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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 06:31:47 PM »
I found some pictures of my code 0. 
Tac Boston made my code 0 for the 2019 season. 
I put it on a top down furler.  Attached are two pictures .they are not the greatest.  I was hoping to get some better ones this year, but with travel restrictions I did not get my boat in the water this summer.

I tried to post this earlier, but I think the pictures were too big.

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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2020, 10:40:17 PM »
Thanks for the pics Allen.  What top-down furler are you using?

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Re: U20 code '0' experience (re: Allen Townsend 2018 question)
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2020, 12:38:06 AM »
I am using a Ronstan series 80 top down furler.  I purchased it with two torsion cables.  The intent is to have one cable in the code 0 and a second one for my spinnaker. 

I do not remember what I paid, but when I purchased it early last year, Upffront in Germany had the best price.  It worked out really well.