Square top mains?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by kenwstr, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. clady
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    clady Junior Member

    SuperPiper, sounds wonderful. were you able to quantify any benifits from square topping your old sail?
     

  2. SuperPiper
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    SuperPiper Men With Little Boats . .

    No not at all. It could be slower for all i know.

    The driver for converting to the square top was the requirement for a new mast. The square top would allow the new spar to be somewhat shorter. There was the economical incentive plus the physics of reducing the weight aloft by a couple of pounds.

    The notion of going to the square top was 95% cosmetic: it just plain looks cool.
     
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