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post #6 of Old 06-22-2013
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Re: Genoa Cut Flat for reefing????

100% is probably way too small for an AP working jibs on most boats in most venues. This is very boat design and geometry dependent but he would probably do better with something between 110% and 125%. The trouble with standard cutting patterns is that they do not account for headstay sag which varies very widely from boat to boat and with wind speed. If you are going to make a proper sail then sag needs to be measured and factored in.especially if he is concerned with maximizing the top and bottom of his wind range.

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