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Post: "Jib Size - Largest Possible W/ Permanent Forestay?"

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Bud Taplin
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Stephen Wylie wrote:What is the largest size jib sail that I can use without altering the standard original cutter config (staysail boom/forestay as-is)?
I don't want to lose the staysail, or put on a removable forestay - I just want to increase my sail inventory by one. Currently I have the staysail/Yankee combo that I believe was standard issue. I like it, and enjoy sailing with it.

I have acquired a huge hank-on genoa, but I am not set up to use it. I am going to cut it down to something I can use.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Stephen


I would recommend contacting Dave King or Kern Ferguson to get the very best information. I know that the standard yankee is 300 sq. ft, and Kern has made a super yankee at 350 or 400 sq. ft. for various owners.

A genoa does not work well in combination with a staysail on a cutter such as the W32.


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