Gowen of West Mersea - Spinnaker
Although this sail dates from 1974, it has spent nearly all its life in its bag. My father never used it, and since the boat has been mine over the last twenty years, it has been used less than ten times, and then only for short periods in the very occasional club race. The photo shows the finish of a club race twelve years ago, the mast is 40ft.
The snuffer is now being used for our cruising shute, which will get a lot more use, so is not for sale. I see there are suitable snuffers (squeezers) for sale at around £150, about £100 less than new price.
When I was taking the photos, I was struck by how good it looks as there are no signs of wear and tear, only a little surface corrosion on the bronze head swivel and eyelets; all the stitching seems to be fine. It is also very clean. Viewing is welcome on Hayling Island.
The dimensions are: each leech 11.4m, (37.5 ft) x Foot 6.7m (22 ft). Using the formula leech x foot x 66%, the area is approximately 50.4 sq m (about 500 sq ft). It comes with its own, very capacious bag.
I have just looked at second hand prices, and on two sites there are similar sized spinnakers, but one 'fair' and one 'poor' at £340 and £285 respectively, so am asking £350 ono for this one.
|Manufacturer:||Gowen of West Mersea|
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