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Re: reflections (Boom Higher)




Mike,
If you get a chance to try it out, I would be interested in your observations using the jib and/or genoa with the SJ 21 sail. I would expect that you would have less weather helm and less crabbing than with the mail only.
Jimmy

At 12:44 PM 5/16/2003, you wrote:
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.

Mike
Statesville, NC
#363

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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