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Cutting down jib

I have a 150% that I never use, and am wondering whether I can get it cut down to a smaller sail.

I don't use it because it's too unwieldy, the sheets catch on the dorades, and the foot is too low and I can't see.

I'd like to turn it into a 120 or 130% maybe, with a higher cut foot. Hopefully I won't run into trouble with the jib car track - my 100% with high cut foot is sheeted about 2 feet from the aft end of the track.

So the question is can I get a decent 120% from a decent 150%? Or will the draft be all messed up?
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Re: Cutting down jib

It's easy to cut a couple of feet off the foot, move the corner patches with their eyes up ,then fold the bottom into a tabling and sew the works up. Did that on my current genny in 1999 and its still going strong.
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Re: Cutting down jib

My 150 blew out the leach near the head so I cut 3' off the back of the sail, reset the clew, lowered the head and sewed on a new leach tape...

Luff is solid as ever, Luff perpendicular is right on line.

Here it is sitting on top the 150 that replaced it...

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