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Assemetrical

DannD

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Apr 8, 2021
1
Hunter 306 Halifax
Hello
Has anyone put a spinnaker on their Hunter 306?
I am thinking about a assemtrical. I would like to know others experience. I would like it in an snuffer(sock) or even on a curler. In addition I was thinking I would need to install a couple of winches but the life lines maybe an issue. Thank you in advance for you answers.
Dan
 
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Feb 21, 2013
2,157
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Welcome to the forum!!

Fun experience on a Hunter 32 and 386. For your boat you will need a size 2, 463 sf ft asymmetrical spinnaker per Spinnaker size for a Hunter boat? | iSpinnakers Since you have a fractional rig the spinnaker halyard will not interfer with your head stay. As you suggested, you can use a sock OR top down code zero asymemetrical furler with a continuous line to the cockpit. You will need turning blocks on each side of the boat near the stern, as shown in the diagram below, to run the sheets to your existing jib winches. You will not need dedicated winches or a pole.

You might this thread on Hunter 306 helpful How to install spinnaker halyard on Hunter 306 | SailNet Community

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Mar 23, 2020
11
Hunter 30G Nanaimo
A reputable sailmaker will size the spinnaker based on your rig dimensions. Cruising asymmetrical spinnakers are often 170% and cut for wider wind angles as opposed to 180% sails designed for a narrower range. You get what you pay for in furlers and socks. The ATN sock or other similar with the fibreglass mouth are the best and work well even in tough conditions.
Furlers are costly of you are only going to fly the sail occasionally and will probably require a 2-1 purchase on the halyard to get sufficient tension and be mounted ahead of the headsail furler.
 
Mar 27, 2021
11
Hunter 306 Lake Pepin
I'm a new owner of a 306 and have been wondering the same thing after finding an asymmetrical spinnaker in my sail inventory. I found this old post that may be of interest:
Spinnaker for 290?