Hi, I am just learning
how to sail, and need help choosing a new headsail for my 34 columbia
mk2. Unfortunately someone stole the headsail off the boat before I bought it, and now I need to find a new one for relatively cheap
. I have been looking at secondwind sails
and some sail makers and came up with a few general specs
Columbia 34 Mk II
(full keel) 1970 1975 352 168 loa
33’7" lwl 27’4"
beam 10’0" draft
12000 ballast 4700 i 42 j 13.8 p 36.3 e 13
This is the recommended sail from one sail maker.
Luff 35.37*ft (10780mm) Foot 18.36*ft (5596mm) Leech 30.58*ft (9320mm) Perc LP 115.00* Length Perp 15.87*ft (4837mm) Deck
Angle 11.99* Area 280.67*ft2 (26075mm2)
So I started looking for sails
with these general specs and wanted to see what other people would recommend from this sailsearch.
Sail Search Results
As a general guide how much can I deviate from the 280 sq ft number?
Also would a bigger sail give me more speed? Is there any posts that can help me understand everything as far as choosing a sail?