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Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. freddyj
    Joined: Oct 2013
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    Location: kansas

    freddyj Senior Member

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    I've sure been enjoying mine this season! Here we are getting back to the slip in front of a storm.
     
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  2. Headharbor
    Joined: Mar 2010
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    Location: Boothbay, Maine

    Headharbor Junior Member

    Awesome, boat looks great as always.
     
  3. bruceb
    Joined: Nov 2008
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    Location: atlanta,ga

    bruceb Senior Member

    Great (and scary) photo. Very nice, Fred.
    Bruce
     
  4. freddyj
    Joined: Oct 2013
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    Location: kansas

    freddyj Senior Member

    Should my jib be taller to reach the top of my mast? Probably bigger all the way around, huh?

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  5. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Well Fred, I would call that a heavy air jib. Not wrong, but you are giving up a lot of performance. I have purchased quite a few good sails from "Masthead Enterprises" in Florida, at very reasonable prices if you want to try a used sail- a J-24 has about the same hoist as your Buc, and of course there are plenty of others that are also close. If you want something custom made, I can give you some suggestions for sail lofts. I usually carried two jibs, a full hoist blade that sheeted to the forward end of the jib tracks, and a 150% overlapping jib for speed/light air. I had a roller furler so both were set up with luff tapes and the smaller one with a sun cover. Since your boat has the stock sail plan, your jibs provide much of the upwind power. I think you will enjoy a full size headsail!
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