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Sail Plans - Dimensions And More Info


Aaron Norlund
(Administrator)

Hello all,

I was looking through the scans I have of the Westsail Owners and Construction manuals and thought it might be useful to create a post with the various original and new sail dimensions and information. I would like information about any sail folks have found to work well!

Luff, leech, foot, area, material weight/type, notes from diagram or experience, designer.

If you have drawings or data for sails with question marks, please post the info or email it to me so that I may add it to the list. In addition, I have no diagrams for the W28, W39, W42, or W43. If you have sail information for those boats, please send it to me!

WESTSAIL 32


  • Need original numbers for Main and stays'l
  • Need numbers for Kern's short-foot main, and full batten/roach main
  • Need numbers for Kern's Super Yankee everyone loves so much
Sail
Luff Leech
Foot
Area (Ft/2)
Material Weight/Type
Notes
Designer
Main (original)
38'3" 15'10" 40'6"
311 8.5oz Dacron
  • Tack angle 88 degrees
  • Roachless


Crealock
Main (Kern's revision)
? ? ? ? ?
?
Staysail 29' 25'6" 11'8"
149 8.5oz Dacron
?


Crealock
Genoa Staysail
23' 23'

15'6" 188 5oz Dacron



Crealock

Jib

35'2"
25'3"
15'8" 177
5oz Dacron
Crealock

Small Yankee

40'1"
28'8" 17' 210 6oz Dacron
Yankee Jib
43' 31'2"
18'4" 254 5 or 6 oz Dacron
  • Soft Dacron to be used if available
Crealock

Yankee Large

43' 37'
21'
400 6oz Dacron

Super Yankee (Kern's)

?
?
?
?
?
?
Genoa 43'9" 40'10"
22' 445 4oz Dacron



Crealock
Drifter
43'9" 38'7"
23'4" 450 1.75 or 2oz Dacron



Crealock
Reacher-Drifter
43'6"
39'9"
27'6" 535
2oz Dacron
  • Miter cut
  • Leech and foot lines
Crealock
Reacher-Drifter Giant
43'2" 40'11'
31'6" 603 2 1/2 - 3oz (material?)
  • Material lighter at discretion of sailmaker
Crealock
Asymmetric Spinnaker
43'6"
? ? 950 .75oz Nylon
  • Foot/Leech unmeasured
Norlund (W32 Asia Marie)
Asymmetric Spinnaker
47'
29'
35'

.75oz Nylon
  • Estimated area
Wiencke (W32 Neverland)
Storm Trysail
17'8" 23'7"
11'5" 96
8 or 10oz Dacron
  • Soft weave Dacron to be used if available
  • Corners heavily reinforced
  • Extra stitching in seams
  • Sail to be roped all around
  • Provision to be made for emergency lacing to mast, either by using large cringles for slides or by providing extra cringles for lacings.
Crealock
Storm Jib
20'4" 13'10"
9'9" 61
9oz Dacron
  • Seams to be heavily sewn
  • All corners well reinforced and all cringles and eyelets hand sewn
Crealock
Storm Jib 2
14'
8'
8'
28 10oz Dacron
  • Seams to be heavily sewn
  • All corners well reinforced and all cringles and eyelets hand sewn
Crealock
Spitfire Jib
11'
6'7"
6'7"
20
11oz Dacron
  • Soft weave Dacron
  • Heavily reinforced
Crealock



Thank you all for your help!

Cheers,
Aaron N.
Last modified: 05 Apr 2011 4:39 PM | Aaron Norlund (Administrator)


Robert McQueen
(Member)

Aaron,

If you come across the measurements of the mizzen staysail for the 43 Ketch I'd love to know. I have an old Westsail flyer of Sweet Cheeks (named Jenelle then) with all sails in the wind, one of them being a mizzen staysail.


Aaron Norlund
(Administrator)

WESTSAIL 28

  • Thanks to Taylor Kash for these numbers!
Sail Luff
Leech
Foot
Area (Ft/2)
Material Weight/Type
Notes
Designer
Main


31' 32'7"
12'5"
196
7.75oz Dacron

Staysail


25' 21'3"
10'9" 114
7.25oz Dacron
Yankee Jib


33'2" 25'6"
18'11"
235
6.5oz Dacron
Genoa (135%)


36'6" 34'6"
24'
398
5.5oz Dacron
Reacher


36'6" 32' 25'5"
397
2.2oz Dacron
Drifter


36'6" 33'5" 26'
425 1.5oz Nylon
Spinnaker


36'6" 36'6"
25'2" 150% 1.5oz Nylon
Genoa Staysail


26'6" 23'2"
14'4" 165 7.25oz Dacron
Working Jib


31'2" 23'11" 14'5" 148 7.25oz Dacron
Storm Jib


20' 13'7" 10'
60 9.25oz Dacron
Storm Trysail


17'6" 23'6"
11'3" 94
9.25oz Dacron




WESTSAIL 39


Sail Luff
Leech
Foot
Area (Ft/2)
Material Weight/Type
Notes
Designer
Main ? ? ?
? ?
? ?
Staysail ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Yankee Jib
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Genoa ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Drifter ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
? ?
? ?
? ?
?



WESTSAIL 42
Sail Luff
Leech
Foot
Area (Ft/2)
Material Weight/Type
Notes
Designer
Main ? ? ?
? ?
? ?
Mizzen ?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Staysail ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Yankee Jib
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Genoa ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Drifter ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
? ?
? ?
? ?
?



WESTSAIL 43
Sail Luff
Leech
Foot
Area (Ft/2)
Material Weight/Type
Notes
Designer
Main ? ? ?
? ?
? ?
Staysail ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Yankee Jib
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Genoa ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Drifter ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
? ?
? ?
? ?
?



Brian Grandjean
(Member)

Aaron,

This is what I measured for the sails that came with my W32.

Brian



Jay Bietz
(Administrator)

Aaron:

I'll measure a 2007 Kern main sail next week - great idea by the way.



Aaron Norlund
(Administrator)

Brian Grandjean wrote:
Aaron,

This is what I measured for the sails that came with my W32.

Brian



Brian,

Are any of the sails you listed Kern's? Especially the Super Yankee.

Jay,

Thanks! You have a short-footed, full batten main, right?

Cheers,
~A

Aaron yes it's shorter and love those full battens....

Jay

Last modified: 07 Apr 2011 10:28 PM | Jay Bietz (Administrator)


John Mendoza
(Member)

Aaron:

Do you know the dimensions of the 177 sq. ft. working jib that King wrote about?

Thank you.

s/John
Last modified: 09 Apr 2011 2:28 PM | Aaron Norlund (Administrator)


Bud Taplin
(Member)

Linda and John Mendoza wrote:Aaron:

Do you know the dimensions of the 177 sq. ft. working jib that King wrote about?

Thank you.

s/John

The dimensions are on the sailplan in my Westsail Service Manual, Page A-24.


Robert McQueen
(Member)

Sail Luff Leech Foot Area (Sq Ft) Weight
W42/43 Cutter
Main 43.5 46.5 16.5 360 9.25
Staysail 32.83 27.91 12.75 176 8.25
Yankee 50 37.75 23.75 425 7.25
140% Genoa 50 46.91 32.5 735 6.5
Reacher 50 44.25 34.17 735 3.8
Drifter 50 46 35.75 788 2.2
Working Jib 47.5 34 20 275 8.25
Genoa Staysail 32.83 27.91 17.33 254 7.25
Storm Jib 21.75 15.42 13.5 100 9.25
Storm Trisail 120 9.25
Spinnaker SL 51.5 SMW 37.8 1.5
LeFiell Mast and Boom
Data taken from Westsail Owners Manual













Robert McQueen
(Member)

W42/43 Tall Rig Cutter

Luff Leech Foot Area
Sq Ft
Weight
Oz.
Main 49 50.3 16.5 404 9.25
Staysail 36.5 31.5 12.75 206 8.25
Yankee 57.5 47.5 25.5 603 7.25
Genoa 57.5 53.75 31.5 845 6.5
Reacher 57.5 49.75 31.6 845 3.8
Drifter 57.5 52 35.33 906 2.2
Genoa Staysail 37.5 35.33 20.25 356 7.25
Working Jib 45.0 33.5 20.25 292 8.25
Storm Jib 21.75 15.42 13.5 120 9.25
Storm Trisail 100 9.25
Spinnaker SL 55.9 SMW 37.8 1.5*
Super Spar Mast and Boom
Data taken from
Westsail Owners Manual

*Not provided in Owners Manual
Last modified: 10 Apr 2011 12:40 PM | Robert McQueen

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