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I was rummaging through a locker on our ex US boat when I found a rats nest of seemingly unused but nice quality racing braid, it was labelled Spinnaker Net. I've never heard of such a thing but the web shows that it is hoisted to occupy the fore triangle to prevent a spinnaker wrap. I cant see us ever using this thing and clearly the previous owners didn't, also it looks to be a potential nightmare to rig. I'd be interested to hear peoples thoughts on this before I re-purpose the rope.

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They are used in light floppy conditions, stopping the spinnaker wrapping around the forestay, it went up the forestay in fixed the the deck half way along "J".

 

You could it was the first type of string headsail.😉

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I made one for Gale Force. We found it incredibly useful for shorthanded racing to precent wraps when doing marginal hoists or gybes. 

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The boat is strictly a boozer  ... cruiser so marginal sailing conditions are verboten since the risk of ethanol spillage is unacceptably high , the rope shall thus be put to a better use.

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