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grady
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Spin Launch Bag

Post by grady » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:17 pm

Ok so I tried my hand a sewing for the fist time in about 30 years. Had purchased a spin launch bag kit from Sailrite a while ago and have been racing single handed so I have not been flying the spin. Going to enter Dallas race week this weekend and will have experienced crew so needed a better spin launch bag. Everything went good time will tell on how well it is stitched up. It is not pretty but will be functional.

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by Jimmyt » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:09 pm

Beautiful job!

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by NiceAft » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:18 pm

It is not pretty but will be functional
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It looks pretty to me :?

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by THE CUSCUS » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:43 am

Kudos for being able to stitch one up yourself. I don't have the ability, so I found this to be an inexpensive and very functional launch bag.
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/mad-ro ... d~p~3125n/

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by Wind Chime » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:13 am

Did you add a clip to secure bag to stantion or lifeline when deployed? Cant see one in the photo.

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by grady » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:06 pm

Wind Chime wrote:Did you add a clip to secure bag to stantion or lifeline when deployed? Cant see one in the photo.


Yes it has two clips to attach to the fore stay. I will also add some grommets at the top ring to tie it down to the bow pulpit.

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by grady » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Launch bag appears to work great. Used it yesterday durning the first race of Dallas Race Week. Our fleet consists of 2 Macgregor 26D's (Wings and Crazy Horse) and me. Races were canceled today due to no wind :( :x

Hope we will get the last race in tomorrow. What ever boat I beat tomorrow I beat for the regatta since I got a 2nd on the first race.

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Re: Spin Launch Bag

Post by Freedom77 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:33 pm

We bought kit from Sailrite about 40 years ago when we had our V222. Turned out nice. Yours looks great! Hook 'em Horns!! Fair Winds and Full Sails...Old Salt.

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