Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Bporter is right to maximize the results of his sails without taking a rating hit, but it sounds like the original questioner already has the larger sail. In his ca since he''s not thinking about going out and buying a new sail, but already has it in hand, it makes sense for him to use it if it gives him an extra knot on all points of sail. On the other hand, if he was to purchase a new 153 sail, and found that it also increased his speed by a knot on all points of sail compared to his old 153% jib, he''d be even better off using the new 153% jib, since he''d be sailing a knot faster and not taking any rating hit at all.