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Old 10-23-2012
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Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

Originally Posted by Agri View Post
I'm going to look at another Van 27 today, however I believe this one is sloop rigged. From what I know of the Van 27 design it wouldn't be that hard to change it into a cutter. It's a lot newer then the other one I've looked at but I like the extra sail area of a cutter. Is there any advantage to having a cutter over a sloop on this size of boat? I'm thinking that the extra sail area would help offset the heavy displacement in light winds.

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Less efficient but it gives you some flexibility re: shortening down without going on the foredeck - at least if you have downhauls on the foresails.

A big genoa is better for sailing efficiency than jib & staysail of equivalent area.
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