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post #11 of 17 Old 10-24-2006
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"if there was, there would be a 12-step program"
There IS. But its a very expensive program and insurance is not accepted. I can probably get you in, for the right price.
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Nah, I'd rather be sailing... thanks anyways..

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New sailor here: a question on the Jib vs Main Thing.....

I was sailing home in my O'day 272 yesterday in 20-25knts with gusts up to 30. Opted to fly only a small portion of my 135jib on the roller furling. The boat handled well and I was able to stay in the cockpit the whole time.

Was that a poor sail choice? Am I damaging my jib/rig by flying it furled in heavy air?

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It depends... were you going upwind or downwind?

The sail may not be of heavy enough material that it can stand being used in such heavy wind conditions, but it really depends on how the sail was cut/made.

Sailing under a jib alone can cause balance problems as the center of effort shifts further forward, and make it very difficult to tack the boat.

YMMV.

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Rich, a 135 usually is not made as lightly as a 150, and when you've got it mostly furled, what you are exposing is mostly the edge of the sail (some luff, some foot) where most *cruising* genoas would have additional covering/reinforcement/heavier material as well. So the odds are, no problem. But as s.dog says, "it really depends".

If one day in heavy winds "equals" ten days in lighter winds...Is that damage? Or just using the sail?
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Thanks for the advice. Actually the foot and luff of the jib have become a bit frayed. Planning on shipping it off to a sail repair place or cajoling my gf into learning basic sail repair.

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Sending it off to Sailcare might be a good idea... they'll clean and evaluate the sail.

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