Re: Foresailsize

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Re: Foresailsize

Postby tomblix » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:56 pm

Hi all

I have a Q for anyone who has any knowledge on the matter, that I`d like to post.
I have a genoa (original 31 sq m, maybe around 140%?) that I`ve never used. When we bought Lina she was rigged with a jibb just less than 100%. This has worked well for us, in my opinion. But I am curious whether the genoa will improve sailing performance, or if the jibb is more or less as good. So, I was thinking I`d start of the season with the genoa, but know I`ve been asked to sell it. And I`m not sure what to do. Is the genoa worth keeping - or should I just settle with the jibb? Suggestions appreciated! Thanks.
Best regards from Tom

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Re: Foresailsize

Postby Antti_DD » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:52 pm

Hi Tom and Martijn,
I re-located this discussion about the fore sail size under the "General HR29 discussion" section since there it might be more easily found by other forum members. You will find the topic here: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=209

Let's continue discussion there!
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Re: Foresailsize

Postby Boons490 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:02 pm

Hello!

I am sailing a lot of time with the genua (north) and she goes very well with it. By a lot of wind you can ( over 20 knots) the standard jib with one rif on the mainsail is perfect!

Now I am looking for a genaker ( L size ?) because I don't use the spi often.

Greetings,

Klaas Boonstra
HR29 (431) Miranda
Holland

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Re: Foresailsize

Postby Antti_DD » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:34 pm

Klaas, Dolphin Dance has about55 m2 gennaker with a furler. I have been very pleased especially with the easy use of the gennaker compared to spinnaker. Only drawback is, that the gennaker would require some sort of proper bowsprit to get it clear of the pulpit. Here is an old topic, where this issue was discussed (in case you haven't checked it already): viewtopic.php?f=17&t=62
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