Originally Posted by gramos;189519[QUOTE
] also did you extend your old mast or buy new ?
It was a completely new mast with a propewr wing profile, the chord is 330 mm. Mast height is now 15.5 metres from the base. Area is around 45 m2 for the main. Nice roach and 7 battens.
and is the s/tacking jib less powerfull on a beam/ close reach as it must be smaller in area than the original ?
Yes it is, as originally there was a genoa
around 120% with around 34 m2 area, now I have around 18-20 m2. The jib track limits the trim possibilities. I have made an attachment for a barber-haul on the stanchions, so can trim the jib better for beam reaching. In light winds I use a Code 0 on the prodder, this is around 43 m2.
what sort of ball/ socket have you used at the mastfoot and lastly - how much faster is she now !
The ball/socket fiiting is a custom one made by Riggtech in Germany
who made up the whole rig, stays and ordered the sails
. The owner, Norbert Dittmer is a trained sailmaker
as well, so he has made sure the sails are as he wanted them as well.
I have written a bit about the changes on another thread, see here:
See post 32 and a bit further.