Stus-List Sail advice for 35

Joel Aronson joel.aronson at gmail.com
Tue May 2 11:51:12 EDT 2017


Joe,

North is coming out with a new dacron 3di hybrid that is supposed to be the
same price as North's dacron.  Might be worth a look.

Joel

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On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List <
cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:

> The MK I C&C 35 at least is going no place with a working jib in light air
> - the boat is very headsail dependent. So much so we never used the first
> reef in the main offshore - if you need to reef at all, you need the 2nd or
> 3rd ;)
> I wish the jib was enough, I could just use that and save some cash. So
> given that, I can't see going as small as 100, no matter how easy it is to
> handle. So far I am thinking maybe 125? I used to have a 145 mylar laminate
> furling jib with a foam luff. When it was good, it was very good. When the
> sail started to delaminate and get mold in the middle of it......not so
> much.
> Joe
> Coquina
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of robert
> via CnC-List
> Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 3:27 PM
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Cc: robert <robertabbott at eastlink.ca>
> Subject: Stus-List Sail advice for 35
>
> Boat with a full suite of sails....I started with a North tri-radial 150%
> dacron headsail and a main sail.  I sail solely a lot and use mainly the
> headsail .....around here, summer winds in the outer harbor can be in the
> +15 mph range...found the 150% too much sail much/most of the time,
> switched to a cross cut 135% dacron.....must better sail, less heal, more
> comfortable tacking/trimming, and almost as fast....I like the Doyle
> 135%.....and I have a Sobstad 100% that I use mainly in the Spring and Fall
> when the winds are consistently +15 mph....the 100% is beginning to be my
> preferred head sail, especially if I am using my main sail.
>
> I can furl my 135% down to 100% but I don't like doing it when sailing to
> weather....I'd rather have my flat 100%....off wind furled isn't so bad.
>
> So, I am favoring my 100% over the larger head sails.....however, I am
> just pleasure sailing, not trying to go as fast as possible all the time.
>
> Launched last Monday....might get the mast stepped this week....will it be
> the 100% or 135% that he chooses first?
>
> Rob Abbott
> AZURA
> C&C 32 - 84
> Halifax, N.S.
>
>
>
> On 2017-05-01 3:32 PM, ALAN BERGEN via CnC-List wrote:
> > Joe:
> >
> > When I first got my boat, I raced with a 155.  It kept back-winding
> > the main, so I tried using a 135  with better results.  I gained six
> > seconds in handicap, and there was no noticeable reduction in speed.
> > Then I tried racing with a 105.  I gained another three seconds; I
> > sail just as fast, and I point five degrees higher.  In fact, I point
> > higher than everyone else in my fleet, and I get to the windward mark
> > sooner than the rest of the fleet.  The crew can tack faster, and in
> > light air, the sail won't flap around like larger sails will.
> >
> > Alan Bergen
> > 35 Mk III Thirsty
> > Rose City YC
> > Portland, OR
> >
>
>
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Joel
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