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365RE: [J28Sailors] Re: Genoa question

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  • Roy Briscoe
    Dec 7, 2010
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      Ww have been happy with the local Doyle loft in Marblehead/Salem, it is only 45 minutes away, as is the local North loft too. They are quick to respond to any tweaks needed and have thrown in some extras for no charge, like verticle battens on 98%. Plus I have done some sailing with Jud Smith a few years ago, so I might be a little partial.
       
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      To: J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com
      From: thistle4002@...
      Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 01:42:28 +0000
      Subject: [J28Sailors] Re: Genoa question

       
      Mabye I will go with the big Genoa and save for a 110 next year and carry two. LIS is notorious for light breeze in summer

      How do you like the DOYLE sails? They gave me a great quote and I have used their sails in past years. Bullet proof and fast...wondering waht you think

      Thanks for the advice

      JP

      --- In J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com, Roy Briscoe <roysail@...> wrote:
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      > Your friends are correct, a partially rolled up headsail will distort. Ok for cruising, not OK for racing in a competitive fleet. If you are not going to race, I'd go the 135, though the 150/155 gives you a huge boost over the 135 in anything under 8 knots. We found that out this year. We upgraded to a new Doyle 155 because we were getting killed in the light winds with the 135 and we have a lot of dying breeze on Tuesday nights. Warning: the J28 tracks are really setup for a 150, you run out of track with a 155 when the breeze gets over 10 knots.
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      > Roy
      > Portsmouth, NH
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      > To: J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com
      > From: thistle4002@...
      > Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 20:40:20 +0000
      > Subject: [J28Sailors] Genoa question
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      > IM getting close to becoming a bona fide member of this group. About to pull the trigger on a boat
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      > Another question...Having sailing racing dinghys my whole life, all with one strictly sized jib, I am curious about people opinions on different sized genoas (Probably the first real big purchase for this boat will be new headsails)
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      > First question, with roller furling, why do people still ownd 100, 135 and 150% sails?
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      > Second what is the best size, if you can only own one? I will probably do most of my sailing single handed on Long Island sound (any other 28s out there? I know of one in Black Rock)
      > I have been told by DOYLE to get the bigger sail, but cruising friends or mine say that if i need to partially roll it up, it will distort. My thinking was to get a 135 and keep and assym spinnaker on board for downwind and lite air days (realistically, if the wind is light on Western LIS and the TIDE is ebbing, I will be setting the 100%Yanmar and trimming the cooler heavily!)
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      > Thanks again to all. I have gotten a ton of great advice from this group
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      > JP
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