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T26 Sails on a Catalina 27 TR?
Please forgive my ignorance as I am trying to increase my sail inventory as cheaply as possible before I can install my roller furling and buy a new roller furling foresail.
I have a 1974 Catalina Tall Rig about to splash in Chicago for it's first full season. I've spent the past winter restoring her to a sailable condition, which unfortunately leaves little remaining budget for new sails.
I currently have a 150%, which is in 30% condition, and a main. Needless to say the only days I can get out are very light wind days.
Id like to temporarily increase my inventory so I can at least get out on days where it is blowing more than 10kts. The idea is to buy me time for a season or two, cheaply, while I budget for the new furling sail.
I've come across the following sails for dirt cheap; but they are off a Tartan 26. Can anyone tell me if they would work well enough?
I realize that they are smaller, but that is kinda the whole idea (less sail area than my 150%)
Genoa: 31 x 31 x 20, luff x leech x foot.
Working Jib/Storm Sail 19 x 15 x 9, luff x leech x foot
Storm Jib 11 x 13.5 x 7, luff x leech x foot.
The Catalina TR has the following measurements
P 29.66 FT
According to sailrite; the sailplans for a Catalina 27 TR are as follows: (Luff leech foot)
Genoa: 36.11 x 33.82 x 19.84
Jib: 30.41 x 26.15 x 16.32
Storm 20.91 x 16.92 x 9.25
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
Last edited by bryanphaas; 04-07-2010 at 11:19 AM.