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My big sail. What is it.

Ok this is the second time I have gotten this sail out of the bag and the first time I have used it. What is it? a big jib or geno? Its a really nice sail.



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Drifter?

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Probably a Drifter/reacher type sail. Looks to be nylon, so max wind is typically about 6-8 knots. I bought one last spring made of 1.5oz spin cloth material. works great in light winds upwind. Sure beats the carbon 155 in winds under 6 knots, 6-8 is a toss up, above 8 the drifter is blowing out of shape. Mine is a slightly high cut 130%.

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One more pic of that sail.



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How about a Code 0 Gennaker ?..

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Not a code 0 genneker, as those are not held at the luff like this one. A code 0 is a small assymetric style sail size wise IIRC of a 155-175% genoa. It is a jib/genoa style sail. If a nylon cloth, a drifter/reacher in nature. If dacron or other lighter wt cloth, probably a more typical genoa sail.

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Code 0s are held at the luff (unlike asymetric spinnakers) by a "anti-twist" removable forestay, most of them with a furler system, but you're right, the tack would be ahead of the forestay...
Let's say it's a cruising kite then..

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Well what ever it is it works great in 10-15 knt. winds. I was doing like 5.5easy all day. It can upwind really good also.
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