Re: New Genoa sail for Amel 54 and SM

Joerg Esdorn

My incidences Genoa does not have a foam luff.  It’s not a thing of beauty when furled but it’s good enough even for upwind work.  You can’t point as well in increased seas anyways, even in a 55.  The Leads are too far back also if you furl more than 3 marks.  So If it’s blowing 25+, I use the staysail upwind.  I have reefed that as well in more than 35 kn upwind. It looks fine.  If I did not have a staysail, I would experiment with a foam luff.  If it’s no longer working you can always replace it. 

Joerg Esdorn 
A55 Kincsem

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