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Re: Rigging up an A-sail
For a boat of the Irwin 39's displacement (17,000 lbs ?) the Selden kit using a 99mm aluminum tube offers a "maximum unsupported" length of about 41 inches. Their carbon fiber or other aluminum sprits would not safely extend even that far on such a heavy boat. Adding 6' to the sail's foot length is going to get pretty pricey. The Evelyn 32 we saw Friday displaces perhaps 5000 pounds, and their permanently mounted sprit extended about 3' beyond the stemhead.
Last edited by paulk; 07-09-2012 at 12:29 AM.