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Re: what size genoa for hunter 30 T
Your other thread a person mentioned a 123-135 or there abouts. That also is not a bad size. BUT, as mentioned, depends upon the where you sail as far as ave winds. If in the salish sea as I am, a 140-155 is pretty nice to have, then a 110 for the windier days.
It will also depend upon if you are mainsail driven rig as I think many hunters are, vs a genoa driven masthead rig like mine.
I also have a mini forstay, when flying anything over about a 135 or there abouts, one needs someone up front to guide the sail around or it will get stuck, get banged up etc going around said stay. If it is my daughter and I, no big. She goes forward, I can steer and pull the genoa sheets in. If it is my wife and I, we're lucky if she gets the boat tacked/steered much less pull any jib sheets in. SO it is me pulling, if the genoa gets stuck, go forward, back pull in, forward to foot the foot over the life lines, back to tighten the jib more.......My 140 should have been a 130 or there abouts. Did not realize this when I switched from the original worn out dacron 135 to a mylar based 140 which is stiffer than dacron, a bit longer.....I will not use my 155 string sail with wife on board needles to say.
The how big will and should depend upon many things frankly.
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