Re: Maramu 1984 - Genoa - Original sailpan overlap
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I'll add some more opinion to the Genoa size discussion.
I don't understand the advantage of changing the geometry of the Genoa, when considering that Amel SMs were designed primarily as downwind passage makers with the option of setting furling twin headsails and poles. Changing the size of the furling Genoa doesn't make sense to me, but changing it without changing its twin (ballooner) really doesn't make sense.
The SM Genoa is the most powerful of all the SM sails. It has a bullet-proof furler which will routinely last 20 years without service or even greasing. All of the SM sails, as designed, allow for balanced sailing. I would like to understand the benefit of reducing the Genoa's designed potential power.
On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 3:17 AM smiles bernard via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote: