Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Selecting the proper Genoa for a Super Maramu
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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I got a new 155% made of Dacron. I got a heavier cloth than they would usually use for that size because it is inevitable that you will have it up when the wind gets way over 155% strength. I wanted it to stand up to winds that required it to be half rolled. For the same reason I insisted on the tapered padded luff so it would hold good shape when partly furled. Sorry, I don't remember the weight. Back in my racing days I always went up a cloth weight because I reasoned that the lighter cloth would go out of shape sooner and any advantage in performance would soon be lost. Gave me much longer effective racing life. Same principal applies to my cruising.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl