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Posted - 11/18/2021 : 12:03:13 I saw this ad by chance on facebook marketplace. It looks like it's symmetrical, and the ad claims the sail is "like new." The seller says it comes with a "sail bag," but the photo shows what appears to be a spinnaker sock. If it's truly like new, $300. is a great deal, and, if it includes a sock, it's a steal.
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Posted - 11/21/2021 : 16:15:14 What was I thinking? My bad! My brain was thinking inches.
Posted - 11/21/2021 : 13:06:13 I'm easily confused when it comes to numbers and decimals, but isn't 0.25 of a foot (or 1/4th of a foot) 3"?
Under the C25 racing rules, the tall and standard rig boats can use different size spinnakers. Here are the applicable rules:
(1) Luff - The length of the luffs shall be taken as the distance between the highest point of the sail [i.e. at the head of the sail] and the foot [i.e. at the clew] measured around the edge of the luff. The dimension shall not exceed: Tall Rig - 31' 1"; Standard Rig - 29' 3 1/2". [parentheses are mine]
(2) Girth - The maximum shall be measured across the widest point of the sail between points equidistant from the head. The dimension shall not exceed 18' 10 3/4".
This spinnaker appears to be appropriate for a standard rig C25, but small for a tall rig.
Posted - 11/21/2021 : 12:14:06 Tall rig C25 "I" = 31', you say Capri 25 "I" = 30.75. Difference is 0.25" not 3". If a Capri spinnaker, it should fit a tall rig C25 easily. I don't know the answer to this, but do the the class rules for C25 and C25T allow for different spinnaker sizes?
Posted - 11/18/2021 : 15:46:02
quote:Originally posted by jmadd
Hmm. Do those numbers match a Catalina 25? The foot matches the Capri 25 but luff on a Capri is 30' and change.
Don't know, but the mainsail luff of a C25 Tall rig is 1' longer than a Capri 25 mainsail luff. If it will fit a Capri 25, it should also fit a Catalina 25 T.
The Standard rig "I" is 29'. The Tall rig "I" is 31.' The "I" dimension for a Capri 25 is 30.75 (3" shorter than the Catalina 25 T). The last I checked, at least some sailmakers were making tall and standard rig spinnakers the same size.
A prospective buyer should check whether it will fit their tall or standard rig boat. Someone here probably knows for sure.
Posted - 11/18/2021 : 14:36:08 Hmm. Do those numbers match a Catalina 25? The foot matches the Capri 25 but luff on a Capri is 30' and change.
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