I recently purchased a 1968 Columbia
36 that came with absolutely no sails
at all. I'm pretty much a novice
, and I would like to start with an (relatively) inexpensive set of used sails
until I get a bit more experience, before springing for custom made new. I searched this site and google
but am not having much luck, especially with the mainsail
. It doesn't help that I don't really know what I should be looking for in a head
sail when it comes to type and size. (Jib, genoa
, 120%, 140%???)
I have been reading as many articles and watching as many youtube videos as I can, but I'm still pretty lost
Sailboat Data has P:34.7', E:14', I: 41.8', J:15'
From what I've read/heard, I could use a sail that is a bit smaller than these dimensions, but not bigger. Is that correct? If so, how much smaller before it is too small? If the head
sail luff is about right, can the foot be longer than 15'?
What are some good resources (books, websites, videos, etc.) that I can look for to help me learn these things for myself?
Where are the best places to look for used sails?
I apologize to those of you that have been asked these questions so many times before. I'm just trying to not get frustrated and am reaching out for any help and information that more experienced sailors could share.
Thanks in advance!