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hoodvista



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:45 pm    Post subject: Lightest 4.2 sail Reply with quote

What is the lightest 4.2 sail?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can google weights , of those that are published , and or ask what the weight is.

NorthWave has made claims.
A Hot Sails Maui ULTRA Lite

The Severene would be a top runner.

TRI Sails custom UK is lighter than the Severne.

REF: Shipping, the cost of shipping is determined by length width height and weight, and declared value. NOT just weight

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

less battens less weight...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOVAAN wrote:
less battens less weight...
partly ., carbon battens reduce weight. The HotSails Maui KSSPIDER is light . And the ultra lite I mentioned is a Superfreak UL
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gvogelsang



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Lightest 4.2 sail Reply with quote

hoodvista wrote:
What is the lightest 4.2 sail?


You would probably do better to ask which is the lightest mast, and which is the lightest boom.

You would like to have the sail last a while.
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting question, many sail lofts DO NOT make a 4.2

The lightest production sail that if made in 4.2 would be a Severne S1 PRO at 2.3kg, this rigs on a 370, but comes in 4.0 and 4.4M sizes, doubt anything lighter can be found. Also doubt anything more expensive could be found thats not a custom.
My 4.0 custom 4 batten with carbon battens , is 2.3kg, much less $$, and made from materials , space age.

Noteworthy: Naish Chopper 370m, 4.2m 2.72kg
HSM KS3 or KSSpider 2.75, if in a 4.2m size, 370 mast .

If the sail rigged on a 340Bottom mast and 370 top mast the weigh would go down some, not enough to even note.

Particular note a 4.1m Ezzy Taka 4.1 is 2.8kg. 3 batten .

Reflections on boom mast and sail combo lightest weight, strike fear into mega rich lads or lassies
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 4.2 conditions, why would sail lightness be an important consideration? I have to agree with gvogelsang, the quality of your mast and boom factor greatly into the equation, yet one could ask, what are the conditions and your sailing focus?
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
In 4.2 conditions, why would sail lightness be an important consideration? I have to agree with gvogelsang, the quality of your mast and boom factor greatly into the equation, yet one could ask, what are the conditions and your sailing focus?


I agree 100%. But maybe its not an important consideration.

But it is the consideration that was posted.

If ands and buts were soup and nuts

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My opinion after testing hundreds of sails and owning another 100+ is that a modern rig's perceived weight depends more on aerodynamics than on its mass.
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