Stus-List Sail advice for 35

Della Barba, Joe Joe.Della.Barba at
Tue May 2 12:40:12 EDT 2017

During the earlier part of hurricane Charlie trying to escape upwind, we had a triple reef in the main and the #3 up. The boat balanced pretty well that way.

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I remember sailing a 35-2 in heavy air with jib and main and had to have more than 6deg of rudder angle to keep it going.  Seemed like we needed to take a tuck in the main and use a larger jib for better balance.
The old rule was "keep the power up front."
Wild Cheri
C&C 30-1

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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.
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