Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 2nd Forestay on Super Maramu
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We had a similar sail a 110 % Yankee cut headsail . It is made from 10.5 Oz material.
It is bulletproof and we have had it up in 40-45 knots.
It’s a great sail.
When we go offshore we always start with that sail and change it out if we have a forecast of extended light winds.
The shape when it is furled is not perfect however I would not want to drill a hole through my deck to mount a track.
Amel Super Maramu #376
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] 2nd Forestay on Super Maramu
we have a 90% built for us by Super Sailmakers in Ft Lauderdale. We wanted a heavy weather sail. They made it with a high cut Yankee type foot to allow room for breaking seas over the deck. At the head they put a tape probably 2 meters long because the sail would have been too tall and narrow if it went to the top of the mast head fore stay. It looked incredibly small compared to the 155% and I commented to him it would only be of use in strong winds. He disagreed and was right. Over 10 knots true wind speed going to windward would be very close to the big sail performance. 15 knots and more as good or better and a whole lot easier to handle. So certainly the 90% could be rigged if you anticipate extended windward sailing.And if the wind gets too much it is furlable. We use the same outboard track as the big genoa