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Norm Rhines

Peter: In Hawaii There is normally more than 12Kts of wind soooooo 205 SQ/Ft and below would be great. If you do Mexico you might want a Higher #. If you stay in Hawaii then 180 - 210 or some where in between 170 is a bit small but?.
You might look at aarons' notes on runing the staysail with an over sized jib (Spinaker), Interesting in that I have not done this, but you will have more wind in the islands so large may not fit your needs?
Just one Opinion. And Yes I do the Staysail up and down thing.
Best of all You could assemble a rendezvous in Hawaii and get some better suggestions +/-. Jay has a listing of most of the Westsails over there, and you would have some fun and pretty good inputs on the sail size.

I would try to help but My boat is now between the cows and the grapes (a bit far from Hawaii)
Last modified: 27 Mar 2011 12:40 AM | Norm Rhines

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