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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my longest running flames ;*)

-Craig (185 lbs on 70, 80, and 100 ltr boards)

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p.s. My Gorge sails run 3.2, 3.7, 4.2, 4.7, 5.2, 5.7, 6.7

with plenty of overlap (except in the 3.2 to 3.7 range).

Good from 16MPH to about 39.5MPH ;*)

I could get by with 3.7, 4.2, 5.2, 6.7
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Less is better. At 165 lbs. I go 4.2, 4.7, 5.5, 6.5 All depends where you sail and your local winds
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

huge gaps may spoil a day if one tears or breaks a key size. better to have a bit of overlap. esp true for surf sailors. and in most commonly used size range.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jingebritsen wrote:
huge gaps may spoil a day if one tears or breaks a key size. better to have a bit of overlap.

Amen. I tried a wider-spaced quiver once years ago (even had one or two custom sizes to achieve it). It worked, but a) I was always concerned about the impact of a broken sail and b) there's nothing like juuuust the right sail on that very rare perfect day.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely agree. Overlap is good.

-Craig

jingebritsen wrote:
huge gaps may spoil a day if one tears or breaks a key size. better to have a bit of overlap. esp true for surf sailors. and in most commonly used size range.
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