Originally Posted by Talbot
Only thing I would have against it, is the apparent need for a spinnaker
pole. That restricts the ability to operate short handed.
Not on a cat, just use like a normal gennaker/spinnaker.
I must say, I don't see a big advantage for these sails
on a cat, on a mono where downwind rolling can be an issue, then I'm sure they are great.
If you want to be able to use a gennaker
round the clock, and in stronger winds, then just specify your requirements to the sailmaker
, and make sure the rig can handle the load.
Probably cheaper to have a big, lightweight genny, and a medium sized one in thicker material.
The so called "lift to the bows" was not openly evident in the videos. In fact when sailing downwind, you don't necessarily want the bows lifted, you want the transoms out of the water
for minimum drag.
speed is higher the higher we are up, this means that the static pressure will be lower, so there will always be an "up-flow" anyway.
I would need to try one in the same session as a traditional genny, before paying alot more money