Genoa Cut Flat for reefing????
Hi Guys. I am about to make my Genoa, I have already made the roller furler with a 20mm aluminium tube (2mm wall) as the forestay which the sail will reef around, there is a swivel at the top. I was thinking I could just make the Genoa flat. That way it will reef flat as well. I am only cruising around and often have my kids on board so I don't need high level performance but I do want to be able to reef quickly without going forward if the wind picks up. Plus it is going to be damn convenient to reef the whole thing when approaching a nice little beach etc to explore. Can anyone tell me the difference in power one would expect form having a flat cut genoa over a Genoa with draft sewn in? Any other suggestions would also be welcome. (other then use a sail maker), I am a do-it-your-selfer, I build my own boats as well. I find that there is nothing more rewarding then using stuff you made your self.
thanks in advance
Last edited by Fudzwollop; 06-22-2013 at 03:01 AM.
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