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09-01-2013 09:48 AM
abrahamx
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
150 won't necessarily be better in light winds depending on the weight of the cloth, it might need 8 or 10kts to actually shape it into a sail. As Alex says, try them and see, I always found my 115 way more useful than my 155 in pretty much all conditions, and it was a much more pleasant sail to use.
Exactally why I was asking. With my limited sail time and even more limited help I figured I'd get opinions first. I mean either its good for whatever conditions or its not I would think. Probably depends on the boat but we are talking Tartan 30 in this case. Now I have a ditch the 100 ofcourse and go 150, all the way over to the 110 is way more useful in most conditions. Hmmmmmm who do I trust more.
08-31-2013 04:35 PM
Seaduction
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

When you remove sail A from the furler your line will be wrapped around the drum; then haul the furling line all the way out, then kneel down by the furling drum and rewind the furling line the opposite direction by hand spinning the drum; then haul up the sail B. Done.
08-31-2013 02:42 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

150 won't necessarily be better in light winds depending on the weight of the cloth, it might need 8 or 10kts to actually shape it into a sail. As Alex says, try them and see, I always found my 115 way more useful than my 155 in pretty much all conditions, and it was a much more pleasant sail to use.
08-31-2013 01:51 PM
Alex W
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

Old 100% and new 150%? The 150% will probably point better. Try both and see, it doesn't cost you anything and it's sort of silly for us to guess when you can easily measure.
08-31-2013 01:17 PM
abrahamx
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

Good point. I am not racing currently but hope to once I get the boat figured out and a little better equipt, its got a pretty old Main and the 100% are fairly old as well. the po told me they came with the boat which he bought in 2006. Not sure how old though. He did spend like $350 on repairs to the sails before I bought the boat cuz I saw the reciept. The 150%, he bought, its a boston sail which he says he paid 3k for so its only about 5-6 years old. Just not sure it worth racing with an old main. I do have a nice big yellow a-sail with a big moose head on. Probably wait till next year to fly it though.
08-31-2013 01:12 PM
rbrasi
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

This begs a question for me:
If he is participating in Wednesday nigh beer can races, assuming his 150% doesn't reef well and he can't change sails quick enough to be practical, which is more important; sail area or higher point of sail? If he's racing with a 100% jib in 10 kts, does he sacrifice that much in the lesser sail area?
08-31-2013 01:11 PM
abrahamx
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

Exactally what I was thinking. Just dawned on me to just change the 100% cuz I'm sure it would be cheaper, if I do at all.
08-31-2013 12:59 PM
CalebD
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

You can have another UV cover sewed on to one of your sails so they both wrap up the same way on the furler.
Merely as a guess I'd say it could cost you ~ $300 for this. It could be less than that so I'd ask.
You are going to want to use the 150% on your Tartan 30' in the average winds you described. Set up the furling drum for that sail for the rest of the season and forget about the 100%, for now.
Over the winter you can have a canvas shop sew the UV protective strip on one of the sails so they both roll up the same way.
08-31-2013 12:51 PM
Alex W
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

Rolling 50% in doesn't work very well, you get a terrible sail shape compared to a 100% jib.

For learning I'd use the 100%. Once you've gotten comfortable sailing try out the 150%. The 100% will likely allow you to point higher, is a lot easier to tack single handed, but will be slower off the wind or in light winds.

Resewing a UV cover is about $300-$600 depending on the size of the sail, the loft, and the type of UV cover. Have both sails inspected before doing so to make sure it is worth the money.
08-31-2013 12:45 PM
mmazour
Re: another (easy to answer) roller furler question

What do you have for a boat? If I had the two to choose from, I don't I only have a 150%, I would go with the 150%. My reasoning is that wind pipes up to 15 you can roll 50% in, but when you have the 100% and the wind is 5-10 you can't get anymore out of it.
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