I need to secure a used roller furling genoa
for my daughter's 32' sloop
ASAP. She is headed home for vacation
and tore ancient first one on her maiden sail- BUT the good nrews is she and her guy are gme for a second go. Given their skills, they think used is the way to go and I agree. The sail; will be set on a thirty year old profurl on a Pearson
We found a sail that seems to have almost identical
measurements to the old headsail, but it has some kind of wierd wire on the top and the sellers description states:
"Sailboat Jib Genoa
Sail Dacron Luff 33' 6" Foot 12' 3" Leech 30' 1", Lead cable mounted in head
8' 8" long and internal bolt rope
on luff 193 inch (see picture No. 11). "
I was planning on cutting the lead cable off and hoisting it as we did the previous sail, but what gives with the "193" bolt rope
on luff" spec? Thats sounds like only 16 feet of luff tape to hold a jib
to a foil when the whole sail has a 33"6' luff. I feel like I'm missing something and am on a delivery
and need this sail replaced asap. Obviously sent a message but have not had a reply. Hoping the group might have a logical explanantion. Can anyone offer an explanation?