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post #7 of Old 07-10-2013
jgeissinger
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Re: Sizes of genoas

To ditto Shnool above, there is absolutely nothing wrong with filing a protest for a suspected equipment violation. That being said, it is far more likely that your measurements are not accurate. I've never heard of a sail maker making a 160% (or 162%) genoa. 150% is the common measurement, with 155% allowed as the max to account for stretch and variations. It is easy to be slightly off when you measure the 90 degree angle at the luff to get the accurate LP measurement. Something more obvious, like a 170% (which are occasionally made) might be more apparent. I would bet money you have a 155%.
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