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Post: "Another Asymmetric Spinnaker Question!"

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David Wiencke

Hi all,
I would like to continue this asymmetrical spinnaker/drifter question. I'm looking at a used asym. spinnaker; 45' luff, 36' foot, 36' leech, 3/4oz, reportedly 1,200sq.ft. I figure this could be as big as could fit on a W32, maybe too big, but at the right price could be recut to fit.

Does anyone have luff, foot and leech dimensions of drifters/asyms they've used on W32's. I find that the sail area comparison is not very helpful when looking at used sails, ie; Bacon sells their used sails by simply listing luff, foot and leech dimensions, which makes it fairly easy to determine if a sail is likely to fit. If unsure, they suggest tying lines together to match the dimensions of the sail one is interested in, and doing a test hoist. Being out of the water for the winter, I can't test the fit.

I have a hank-on genoa with 41' luff, 26' foot, and 39' leech. We use this on all points of sail in light air, but it needs a bit more pressure when going downwind. I'ld like a lighter, larger (as large as will fit) sail for off-the-wind, by itself, or evan combined with the jenny poled out on the other side.

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