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post #2 of Old 02-23-2004
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self-tacking jib

Generally in order to be self-tacking the sail ends up being a 95% or smaller jib. For a boat like a C&C 24 that was so dependent on carrying fairly large headsails I would think that it would take a lot of wind to be able to sail with such a small sail. You might consider having a 110% to 115% genoa made with the leading edge cut like a larger genoa and with battens and a fair amount of roach. The small overlap of a sail like that would allow easier tacks.

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