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On my largest Genoa, the bag is marked 180%. I've not seen anyone carry one this big. How can I tell if that is correct? It's the percentage it surpasses the mast if I remember right.
I believe all the sails I have are original (circa 1971). They appear to be in good shape, no rips, clean, etc. They are labeled "Morgan Racing Sails"
What determines when they are too stretched out?
I have the demensions of each sail written down. The bags are labeled Main, 180%, lapper, and storm. What yuns think?
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I have a 165% and the foot if I remember right is 27 feet. The sail it's self is 485 sq. ft. How big is your boat ?

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I have a 165% and the foot if I remember right is 27 feet. The sail it's self is 485 sq. ft. How big is your boat ?
You could have looked that up in my profile
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ok, ok, I lived on a Morgan when I attend UC Davis. That was another life time ago.

Knowing the size of your boat, that sails seems way to big. I was going to ask if you ever had it fully deployed, but it's still in the bag.

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Ok, the genoa foot is 17.5'. Appx. distance from mast to head stay is 8' (I'll take accurate measurement next time there). So that's a difference of 9.5'.
Now I can't figure out how to get the right percent.
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Well, hell, not much help on the sails. Guess I should have asked a question about a f***en dawg or a hat, or how to pick my nose or ass
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At least you know, that the bag was most likely marked wrong.

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17.5/8 = 219% BUT, that is the foot measurement

You need to take the measurement from the 90* mark on the luff, to the clew, then do teh same math I did above for the foot.

It should be about 1.8* 8 = 14.4' or so. ASSUMING of course, the 8' J or mast ot headsstay number is correct. if not, then substitue that number in the "8" place in the equation.

If the LP is 17.5, then the should be 9.75' or theres abouts. ie 17.5/1.80

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On my largest Genoa, the bag is marked 180%. I've not seen anyone carry one this big. How can I tell if that is correct? It's the percentage it surpasses the mast if I remember right.
I believe all the sails I have are original (circa 1971). They appear to be in good shape, no rips, clean, etc. They are labeled "Morgan Racing Sails"
What determines when they are too stretched out?
I have the demensions of each sail written down. The bags are labeled Main, 180%, lapper, and storm. What yuns think?
I have heard of people using jibs that big. Never done it myself, though. 155 is plenty big for me.
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