When I bought my first spinnaker for Lady Bug on EBay, I fell victim to the classic EBay blunder: trusting anybody on EBay with a frickin' tape measure. The luff on it was a good 6 feet shorter than advertised. Oh well, maybe when the wind picks up, I can fly that one.
But I still need a spinnaker. Last year, I had corresponded with an Olson 30 owner who had an extra kite in good shape for a very good price. I just never bought it since I knew I was sailing on Oceanaire more than Lady Bug. Now that I have gone and entered into a spinnaker division for the Three Bridge Fiasco, I need a properly sized kite so I made the plunge and am buying the O30 sail.
It turns out that Erik Estrada *does not* sail on this particular boat, that's the owner. Certainly looks like Ponch doesn't he?
The next step is to receive the sail and spring into action rigging the topping lift, after guy, and buying some spin sheets. I am not 100% sure that I got the right blocks so I might have some more purchases there. Updates through January are coming -- the adventure is just beginning.