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Re: Best jib sizes/sail plan for 27' sloop
We love our Yankee cut jib. It's big enough to keep this old 777,000# gal footing along at a pretty good clip alone, but adding the main and she really pops. We really like that we can see under it on all points of sail, and this is of major importance if one is sailing in crowded sailing grounds.
I will admit our 120 o 150 is kinda fun down here in the trades this season, but it has been a very mild winter (wind wise), and in a normal one, we couldn't have flown it even a couple of days. And it does obscure the whole forward quarter of the boat it is flying on, causing more near misses in one season than we've had in 7.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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