Author Topic: Spinnaker Launch Bags  (Read 300 times)

Mike Silverton

  • Wannabees
  • U20 Virgin
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • "Better When Wet" #141
Spinnaker Launch Bags
« on: July 18, 2020, 04:17:16 PM »
Anyone have pictures of their spinnaker launch bag that they would be willing to share?
Thanks, Mike

TimPorter

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 07:51:22 PM »
Assuming you mean a bag that hangs in the companion-way I will try and snap a picture for you next time I head to the boat. 

Mike Silverton

  • Wannabees
  • U20 Virgin
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • "Better When Wet" #141
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 11:53:22 PM »
Awesome, thanks.

Travis Gregory

  • Administrator
  • U20 Enthusiast
  • *****
  • Posts: 177
  • U20 - 222
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 01:42:54 AM »
Hi Mike, this is one a friend of mine built for 222.  It's pretty sweet.  Not sure if this is the angle you want.


Mike Silverton

  • Wannabees
  • U20 Virgin
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • "Better When Wet" #141
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 03:04:46 PM »
Looks good.  Does it slide in out of the way if needed?

TimPorter

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 03:38:44 PM »
Mine does not slide out of the way.  I un-clip one side and clip all four to the same side.  It is mostly out of the way.  The sliding part would be difficult as there is a big bar in the way forward and it isn't that wide. 

Travis Gregory

  • Administrator
  • U20 Enthusiast
  • *****
  • Posts: 177
  • U20 - 222
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 05:05:12 PM »
No slide on mine either.  It has plastic clips like you might find on a backpack on all four points.  To remove, unclip and stuff it into the quarter berth.
If you unclip two sides you can push it out of the way to get into the boat.


Dean Nelson

  • #154 UhHuh
  • Active Member
  • U20 Youngster
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: Spinnaker Launch Bags
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 12:26:07 AM »
Over the winter, I made a spinnaker launch bag for my U20.  Mine is a semi-slider.  I have loops on each of the 4 top corners.  The back two are clipped to a line that runs to eye straps on the bottom side of the jib tracks.  The back clips also have shock cord that are clipped to stretch out the back...easily un-clipped.  The front two loops are attached to line that have a clip attached to eye straps on the bottom side of cam cleats...easily un-clipped.  I can un-clip one side of the front and then un-clip the back shock cord, at which point the back can slide to the other side and the free front clip can be clipped to the back line...opening up the companion way.  Each side on the top, I sewed a tube.  On the right and left side, I inserted a p-tex pipe...light weight, semi flexible; you could use a batten as an alternative.  Works great!