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P323 What size Genoa works best?
« on: February 09, 2021, 12:01:12 AM »
I have exactly the same question for a 323
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P323 What size Genoa works best?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 12:02:49 PM »
I have exactly the same question for a 323

We use a 135 Genoa on a roller furler on our 323.  Works out well on the Chesapeake, where light air is the norm in mid summer.
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P323 What size Genoa works best?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 10:15:57 AM »
Here is another vote for something close to 130 on a 323.  We have a 130, with luff tape, on our 323.  Works nicely on light air days on Lake Superior, but maintains usable shape reduced substantially. 
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Re: Re: 28-2 What size Genoa works best?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 10:25:34 PM »
Thanks, I have purchased a new 135.  I always felt that the 150 I was using what not very efficient  The shape when roller reefed was poor.  I am hoping for improved performance using a 135. I will find out when the ice is gone.

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Re: P323 What size Genoa works best?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 05:30:49 PM »
I have a 150 and I don't like it. I'm going to shop for a 130-135.

If anyone sees nice used one please send me a heads up.

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Re: P323 What size Genoa works best?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 01:07:26 PM »
I have a 135 and a brand new Doyle140 ish which came with the boat. They are both  fine up to about 12 knots then you need to start reefing it in. 135's have the absolute worst shape when reefed. The old 135 doesn't point higher than 60 degrees and the new 140 points to about 45 degrees.

I have since converted the old 135 to a 90% jib and I absolutely love that sail. I can point to 33 degrees with it and you can run a full jib to 20 knts all day. Do I lose downwind speed? Yes a little but I have an asymmetrical so it's a non issue. But the overall control and confidence you gain of the boat in snotty weather or blustery spring and fall sailing is worth the loss in downwind for me. As a solo sailer, It's hard for that sail to hurt you.

I will be purchasing a new genoa and main next year and it will probably be around a 110 or so as a compromise.
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Re: P323 What size Genoa works best?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 07:48:19 AM »
I used a 140 in the Summer in New England and a 110 in the Spring and Fall. If I was feeling lazy or motorsailing into the wind I'd reef the 110 to 90 and use the spinnaker pole as a jib boom.