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Old 25-01-2023, 12:24   #1
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Asym luff vs leech length

I have a chance to purchase a used asymmetrical spinnaker, however the tack and clew are not marked. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but on an asym sail is the luff longer than the leech or visa versa?

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I have a chance to purchase a used asymmetrical spinnaker, however the tack and clew are not marked. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but on an asym sail is the luff longer than the leech or visa versa?



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The leech is longer and will be more curved, while the luff will be shorter and straighter. The luff may have heavier construction.
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Re: Asym luff vs leech length

The LUFF is almost universally the greater. Here's the Rolly Tasker chart for example:


From: https://www.rollytaskersailsaustrali...ical-spinnaker







Also see the chart at https://ispinnakers.com/asymmetrical...ions-available
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The leech is longer and will be more curved, while the luff will be shorter and straighter. The luff may have heavier construction.

Got that backwards, sorry. Thanks Stu for the correction.
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