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Re: reflections (Boom Higher)

Jimmy:  that was exactly my hope -  use the 21 sail, with more roach - get almost the same power, but have the boom height to get a bimini up while under sail.

Statesville, NC

jimmy.harrell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>I have been thinking about adding a Bimini to my SJ23.  As part of this 
>addition I was also thinking that it would be nice if the boom were a 
>little higher.  Would be interested in other's opinions on how using a 
>shorter sail like the SJ21 sail (described below) would affect the balance, 
>trim, performance, etc., of the boat.  I know that those of you up north 
>don't need a Bimini, but here in the South, a Bimini is almost a must for 
>daytime summer sailing.
>Jimmy Harrell
>Lake Sinclair, GA
>At 08:20 AM 5/16/2003, you wrote:
>>Sailed the SJ 23 the other day -  we had a brief period of 15+ winds -  I 
>>sailed under main alone (first time) and I used my newer SJ 21 main -  a 
>>great thing by the way - It appears to hold the boom about 8 inches higher 
>>-  I can stand under the boom (ok- head bent a little). It also has much 
>>more roach than these original looking Boston sails I have with the 23
>>Here are my impressions -  is this 'normal'? - it had plenty of power - it 
>>wanted to round up a lot  no matter how I de-powered he main - it had a 
>>very heavy feel to the rudder- much heavier than the 21 - it heeld a bit 
>>more than I expeed  - and even with thew centerboard down, it seemd to 
>>crab quite a bit.
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