Originally Posted by chris smith
I have just added a prod to our leopard
47.i went to the north sail loft and had a meeting with their design guy. They made me a 111 square meter screetcher out of code zero grey soft norlam. I bought a profurl nex 5 furler. I am still to test it and will let you know what I think
my screecher performs better in mink.
Kidding aside, I raced a Heritage One-Ton for many years. It was an old IOR design with nipped in stern, wide beam, high aspect. As technology overtook us with progressively lighter boats, we compensated with an inventory of light air sails. This was impressively successful. We had 5 #1 genoas do carry us from 0 to 22 apparent. The light air sail was a high clew ripstop nylon 3/4 ouce. It could easily be packed in a bowling bag. We also has a steel
luff high-cut staysail we flew with 1/8 inch line by hand. Most of the light boats didn't think they needed light inventory. We often clobered them. Point is, if you want to sail in light air you need the hardware
. The good news is that it lasts a very long time and stores easily in small bags and is easy to rig quickly. I would suggest used as a definite posibility. Often forgotten today is a Blooper, another easy to handle niche sail.