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Buying a used sail - something does not make sense to me
As you may know, I purchased a 22 foot sailboat (my first) and am taking up this sport. Since my headsail is a genny (130%) my instructor stated it may be best if I also purchase a jib around 80% or so. I cannot argue with his logic, as this makes sense to me during times of stronger wind.
My current headsail measurements are:
Leech: 24 feet, 4 inches
Luff: 20 feet, 8 inches
Foot: 10 feet, 11 inches
Now my (perhaps dumb) question...in looking at used sails online, it seems the Luff is always longer than the Leech. How is this possible mathematically? The leech is the hypotenuse, which should always be longer (as in the case of my sail dimensions above), right???