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Cutdown 135% genoa to 110%

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Sailmaking
Forum Name: Sail Repair
Forum Discription: Repairing Sails
Printed Date: 30 September 2020 at 4:03am

Topic: Cutdown 135% genoa to 110%
Posted By: Licorice
Subject: Cutdown 135% genoa to 110%
Date Posted: 05 December 2014 at 2:16pm
I have an older 135% Dacron Genoa for my boat - C&C 26.
I'd like to do a little experimenting with sailing characteristics by cutting it down to around 110%.
With the sail at 110% I could sheet inside the shrouds and hopefully gain pointing ability; reduce heeling; eliminate/reduce mainsail luffing.

To do this I suspect it's a complete recut with broadseaming changes. Am I right or is there a simpler way. If it's a complete recut, it's probably not worth the effort and I'd probably start considering a new sail. But if it's doable, I'd like to check out the sailing characteristics before throwing money at a new Kevlar sail.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
sam :-)

Posted By: Jeff Frank
Date Posted: 08 December 2014 at 11:10am
The best way would be to cut a parallel line to the luff 2'9" back and cut that part of the sail off, rebuild the head and tack patch, luff and luff hardware. This will lower the CE of the sail and flatten the sail at the same time. You may contact me directly .

Best Regards,
Jeff Frank

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