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    Posted: 23 December 2012 at 16:23
Hi everybody,
 
has somebody experience with the Genoa 106%? Up to now I use the standard self tacking jib with 40,6 mē and I am not sure how great the difference between this two sails is (only 5- 6 mē more sail area)? How great are the advantages (speed, closer to the wind) in light and medium wind situations.
If somebody use the genoa, it will be nice to get also the information about  the dimensions, like LUFF , LPG, etc.
 
 
Merry christmas
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote salt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 December 2012 at 21:05
Hi Joe,

We just ordered a Doyle Sails, UPS
Sail. http://www.doylesails.com/cruising/downwind/ups/index.html.  

I know not a Genoa but I feel a great option. We had a Hanse 400 with the standard sail and have moved to the 445 with out boat coming in around April 2013. Can;t wait to check it out.

Have a great Christmas
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pideas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 December 2012 at 21:46
Hello Joe,
in light winds, it will make little difference. You should think about a Code Zero. We are very satisfied with both the handling and the speed.
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I have a 106% jib. It is a Hayles/UK tape drive.
It makes a huge difference to the normal jib, specially in little wind like F 2 and F 3. When you go back to the normal jib, than you feel most of the difference as you constantly have the feeling, boy she can do better, I know it.
We can point as high as by the small jib.
In very light winds the code 0 has an advantage, but you can not point that high anymore.
As usual pros and cons in sailing.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2012 at 08:06
Thank you for the information. I believe there are coming two projects up to me:
1. Project : Buying a 106% genoa. Because my family has a talent to choose the next port which is in the directions where the wind comes ahead!Smile
 
2. Project: Buying a gennaker. Because my guys take the port on the way and choose the course, where the boat runs with maximum speed!Smile
 
Now it`s my part to sell this projects to my family! Fortunately it`s christmas time!Wink
 
Merry christmas
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Joe,
what I forgot to mention is that it is quite a job to change the jibs.
One needs to remove the battens to store the sail and all in all you have to move a lot of weight.
We only use the bigger jib in our summer time and the smaller one in winter time. If you need to change regulary than you are better off with the code 0 mentioned by pideas, as it is easy to hoist and pack.

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all of you

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Thank you everybody for your tips!
 
Christmas has gone and Project 1 & 2 are now realized.Wink
 
Best regards
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You are probably going to love your 106%.

Even if the difference in size are not that big, the sailoverlap you get from a 106% will increase the performance of your boat dramatacly.

Only downside of course is the loss of the self-tacking jib. So sailing alone will take a bit more work.
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