Re: Catalina 22 sail on Capri 22
When you raised the sail did it go to the top of the mast? A too short sail with the proper mast should show 5' of empty mast above the head of the sail.
A greatly smaller sail (5' shorter) is like having 2 reefs in. This will likely result in a boat that doesn't balance well unless the headsail is also smaller than designed for.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior