Switching up foresails

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DaveC426913
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Switching up foresails

Post by DaveC426913 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:47 pm

I've never taken the genny off. It's just too darned convenient.

But it would be nice to point higher than 55 degrees. My no-sail zone is 110 degrees wide.

Does anyone find that a jib hardened up on the cabin-top tracks gives noticeably better pointing than their genoa?
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Re: Switching up foresails

Post by Maraquita » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:41 pm

Absolutely. I only have a 130% genie (non furling), but it goes upwind similar to yours. Since all of my sailing is now on mountain reservoirs, I never even hank it on. I am back to the 100% working jib all of the time (it's also easier to tack). I always beat 45* and sometimes have been able to get up to 30* pointing. (though I seldom am willing to work that hard!).

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Re: Switching up foresails

Post by 1st Sail » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:22 am

Facebook post by Cheryl / BWY a few days ago 110 jib, good main will point 30-45' apparent. With my BWY flat top main and performance jib I would agree. Totally different boat.
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Re: Switching up foresails

Post by svscott » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:02 pm

Is there an easy way to figure out the size of the genoa that's on my X? Unfurled and pulled tight with the sheets outside of the shrouds, the clew ends around the last lifeline stanchion near the winch.
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Re: Switching up foresails

Post by DaveC426913 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:08 pm

svscott wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Is there an easy way to figure out the size of the genoa that's on my X? Unfurled and pulled tight with the sheets outside of the shrouds, the clew ends around the last lifeline stanchion near the winch.
How far is that aft from the mast? Looks like that is about 50% of the length of the foot from tack to mast.
That would make it a 150(%).
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Re: Switching up foresails

Post by svscott » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:03 pm

DaveC426913 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:08 pm
svscott wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Is there an easy way to figure out the size of the genoa that's on my X? Unfurled and pulled tight with the sheets outside of the shrouds, the clew ends around the last lifeline stanchion near the winch.
How far is that aft from the mast? Looks like that is about 50% of the length of the foot from tack to mast.
That would make it a 150(%).
I suspect you're right about it being a 150 but I thought it could be a 130. I honestly have not had the time to investigate, and with the boat coming out of the water tomorrow and going under a tarp until next May, I might not be able to unfurl the sail to accurately check until I put the mast up again next season.
I like the diagram you posted to explain the genoa sizing.
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