Re: [bolger] Re: Lateen Sail on Zephyr
- Thanks Peter,
I am indeed thinking about trying a sunfish sail on Zpehyr. From the
sail plan in Instant Boats pp.120, Zephyr sports 81 ft^2 with reef
points for 52. This should be workable
>> Does anyone happen to know the comparison between Zephyr and a Sunfish?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> I can't make out the dimensions of the Zephyr sail on the Instant Boat
> site. I believe the Sunfish sail is 75 sq feet, and the boom and yard
> are the same length.
> Leaping to the conclusion that you are wondering if you can use the
> Sunfish sail on Zephyr, my answer is probably, with caveats. I'm sure
> the difference in area is small. The Sunfish sail may give more
> weather helm due to the longer boom, but you can mitigate that in a
> couple of ways. The whole sail can be moved forward if need by by
> moving the attachment of the halyard and the tack. You can fit a
> bigger rudder blade. Possibly you can figure out a way to move the
> leeboard back a little.
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