I was wanting to get some feedback about genoas/jibs/roller furlings
Ref: Mac26 classic (not the motorsailer) with roller furling
use:Cruiser not a racer
location: South Texas bays
winds: usually 10 - 20mph
My 135% genoa needs to be replaced. After talking to some people that know the Mac, the 150% genoa seems to be the preferred size for a genoa, mainly due to the chain plates/shrouds placed so far out (at the hull) that the 135% is hard to sheet properly.
People say you loose a lot of pointing ability / performance, with a 150% furled up to a standard size jib
. I have only sailed with a 135% and to be honest, it seemed to point pretty well but I wonder if the 150% might be noticeably worse.
Ideally, in a good breeze it's better to have a jib
, in light air, downwind, it's better to have a genoa.
One other Mac owner, changes his sails on his roller depending on the wind conditions. He's more of a racer than me.
I understand that roller furlings
are by their nature, a compromise.
How do others decide on type/size of their head sails?
I plan on taking her out with a hanked on jib
to experiment before ordering a new sail. (a jib
also came with the boat, although has never been used)