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Sail & Rigging - ZoŽ's new sails
02 June 2015 - 19:06
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ZoŽ's new sails
We finally got our new sails. Here are a couple of photos. We have a sailmaker near Seattle who makes sails for people world wide. She does a great job of design, and she builds for ocean going use. Because my wife and I always sail "short handed", here's the combination we ended up using:

1. 4 full-batten main with two reef points and Cunningham
2. 115% genoa that will roll up to 70% with minimal loss of performance
3. 125 SF storm stays'l
4. 662 SF free flying/tri-radial "drifter" for reaching and close hauled for winds speeds up to 12-14 kts
5. 1387 SF asymmetrical spinnaker

We haven't been out in more than Force 3 winds yet. We'll give you an update later in the season.

Don 411/11

Drifter

Spinnaker

02 June 2015 - 20:32
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Congratulations, Don! Love the colors!

Chris Mabel's Casse Tete

03 June 2015 - 11:53
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Join Date: 01 February 2007
Posts: 234

Don, I see that you have leather covering the ends of the spreaders. I removed mine as they held in moisture and set off corrosion between the stainless and aluminium of the spreaders.
Not sure what the answer is in terms of protecting the sails.

John B
Swan 411 010

03 June 2015 - 16:14
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Join Date: 06 September 2013
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Thanks for the heads up John. I'll be checking that regularly to see if a problem develops.

Don

11 September 2016 - 11:29
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Join Date: 25 April 2012
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We finally got our new sails. Here are a couple of photos. We have a sailmaker near Seattle who makes sails for people world wide. She does a great job of design, and she builds for ocean going use. Because my wife and I always sail "short handed", here's the combination we ended up using: 1. 4 full-batten main with two reef points and Cunningham 2. 115% genoa that will roll up to 70% with minimal loss of performance 3. 125 SF storm stays'l 4. 662 SF free flying/tri-radial "drifter" for reaching and close hauled for winds speeds up to 12-14 kts 5. 1387 SF asymmetrical spinnaker We haven't been out in more than Force 3 winds yet. We'll give you an update later in the season. Don 411/11

Hi don

do you have a picture or a remdering of your genoa 115%?

Thank you

filippo masci tortuga s47

04 October 2016 - 05:45
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Join Date: 06 September 2013
Posts: 53

Sorry, I just read your post.

We're in the process of moving to a new city. Give me another month to find the file and I'll provide the info on our Genoa

Regards,

 

Don 411/11

05 October 2016 - 03:07
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Join Date: 25 April 2012
Posts: 13

Sorry, I just read your post.

We're in the process of moving to a new city. Give me another month to find the file and I'll provide the info on our Genoa

Regards,

 

Don 411/11

Of course Thank you don

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