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David Wiencke

Hi Aaron,
Thanks for the response. At the top of this thread you stated that your spinnaker had a 43' luff and sail area of 650sq'. Now you say 950sq'. How can you calulate the sail area without also knowing the foot and leech measurements?

Looking at Rich's photo above, he says he has a 44' luff and the tack appears to easily clear the bow pulpit.

When I'm looking at the foot measurement, I'm allowing that the bowsprit adds about 6' and the boomkin adds another 2-3' to the length of the boat. Since I have a fairly large genoa, I would be getting a spinnaker primarily for off-the-wind sailing. As you might guess, I really don't like using the motor.

In another thread, http://www.westsail.org/discus/messages/24/567.html, Eva Moresco asked about a 44'8" luffed drifter. I wonder if she ever tried that sail? I couldn't find an email for her.

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