Originally Posted by weavis
Sad to say, I dont know the strengths of the different sail cuts and designs. And even less for a Catamaran
Cats come complete with a stock sail from the manufacturer. Has anyone changed their sail and found better performance?
There is no such thing as a catamaran.
There are many different boat makers who build specific catamarans. It is not uncommon for an owner to change the rig of their specific catamaran, sometimes wisely and sometimes not so wisely.
For performance catamarans a square top main would be most folks choice. Owners often add a screecher which sometimes means adding a bowsprit
. Having a screecher and working jib
both along with a square top can results in two slots and most likely a higher speed. Race
boats will often have a selection of head sails
for different conditions.
At the other extreme some folks like pinheads with a roller furling
main sail and a club foot jib
as the single
Choosing the rig should be done based on the boat and how the boat will be used.