Stus-List Sail advice - 1, 2 , 3 go
captbuy at gmail.com
Wed May 3 09:20:25 EDT 2017
Reading the thread on sail advice, there were a couple of not so obvious
nuggets I'd like to amplify.
A racer buddy of mine told me, you never change down from a #1 to a #2, you
always go to the #3 or blade. Good advice.
Couple of posts on the sail thread said something similar.
Wind force increases with the square of speed. That's an important
concept. Having what I'll call a linear suit of sails may not be best.
That is, 155%, 125%, 100%. It may be better, as a couple posters hinted,
to go 155%, 140-145% (heavy), 100%.
Touche's "official" inventory is 155% (light), 125%, 95%. I rarely use the
125. Boat always seems underpowered. Instead, I put up an old Pentex 155
that has had the leach cut down a bit. It may be around 150% now. My
feeling is a 140% would be about right for my #2.
Touche' does have an inboard track for the 95%. However, for 20+ knots, we
usually sheet to the toe rail.
When I bought the boat, it had a 170%. That incurred a penalty so I sold
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