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Old 15-03-2011, 11:31   #1
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Trying to Identify this Sailboat . . . Please Help

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We purchased a sailboat roughly six years ago in Costa Rica, but don't know the make or model of the boat. It's 39' long, the main sail is is 33'6" high, and the length(foot) is 16'6". The size of the jib is 17' long(foot) and 39' high. That is all we have for information at the moment. We are looking to buy used sails for the boat and don't seem to have enough information to do so. If anyone has any information about this type of boat or recognizes it, your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Mario
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Old 15-03-2011, 13:28   #2
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Re: Trying to identify this sailboat....plz help

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mario.

Sailmakers can generally manufacture sails given four measurements:
I, P, J and E

Headsail % = (LP / J) x 100 - Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery

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Old 15-03-2011, 15:39   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mario.

Sailmakers can generally manufacture sails given four measurements:
I, P, J and E

Headsail % = (LP / J) x 100 - Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery

sail measurement - Google Search
Thats exactly what the guy said to me today when I inquired on my new sails. One benifit for me is that he is local as well so he said drop the old ones off and he can do an exact cut from there.

GordMay has you pointed in the right direction.
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Old 15-03-2011, 16:08   #4
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Re: Trying to Identify this Sailboat . . . Please Help

That is a cool looking boat!

A sailmaker worth his salt will come down to your boat and take the measurements himself. He stands to make a chunk of change if you are buying a new suit of sails.

If you are buying used sails, he is obviously going to be less interested in spending his time measuring your boat. Perhaps you could offer to pay him?

If not, you should be able to figure out the IPJE measurements with a tape and some spare time. Finding used sails is not always easy. Remember, they are for sale for a reason, and it is up to you to decipher what that reason is! They may be blown out, have poor repairs, lack a proper cut.

A lot of these problems can be solved by having the sail worked on, but that is more $$$$$.

If you are not concerned about performance, then I guess you will be totally satisfied with used sails. I know that if I were to buy sails for my boat, I would probably end up going with new ones. Even though they cost twice as much, a sail that is just wrong has very little value....


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If it makes you happy to have your boat perfect, don't.

I don't know how I became one of those guys that strives for perfect sail trim. It probably started when my grandpa gave me a 5 pound tome on sail trim.
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Re: Trying to Identify this Sailboat . . . Please Help

Screw the sail, after 6 years I'd want to know what kind of boat I had too

Someone on here should be able to help you out, I can recognize most but I'm stumped.....
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I don't understand the question...
If the sails you've been using have obviously been satisfactory for the last 6yrs.. why not use those dimensions in your search for 2nd hand sails...
And if new... all a sailmaker worth his salt needs are the same measurements...
As for the boat... it looks a northern design..
tho' whether Scandinavian or Canada
I'm not sure.... seems vaguely familiar somehow.. did think it was a Rival for a minute..
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Re: Trying to Identify this Sailboat . . . Please Help

I don't know the boat, but I can tell you for certain that the main shown in the picture was not originally built as that boat's main.

Better to begin things with a tape measure than with that sail.
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We purchased a sailboat roughly six years ago in Costa Rica, but don't know the make or model of the boat. It's 39' long, the main sail is is 33'6" high, and the length(foot) is 16'6". The size of the jib is 17' long(foot) and 39' high. That is all we have for information at the moment. We are looking to buy used sails for the boat and don't seem to have enough information to do so. If anyone has any information about this type of boat or recognizes it, your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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The boat is only being used for small tours around a lake in Costa Rica. The sails that we had were never the right size to begin with. We wanted to get proper sails this time around, but don't have the cash to dish out for new ones at the moment. Not crucial that they are perfect but better than we had.
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Yes I know how that is to save money untel we have the amount to pay for the project.
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