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Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:21:27 PM »
Looking for a smaller jib around 90 or 95%. If anyone has a GOOD to EXCELLENT used one please contact me. Thanks!

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 11:49:01 AM »
I was in a similar situation a few years ago!  Depending on how handy you are, you could make your own. I did - got a kit from Sailrite - basically pre-cut panels to my requirements (in my case, a high-footed flat blade, for winds 25KN+), I think it cost around $1k.

Happy with the results - been a couple of years now, love the way the boat handles in higher winds - nicely balanced, no stress. I reckon 90% as good as a professional build, for 50% of the cost. And fun and educational.

Of course, you would need an industrial-class sewing machine - and in the corners the layup is so thick, I needed hammer and nails to punch through...

Your local sail loft probably has used sails. Other sources I use are:
http://www.minneysyachtsurplus.com/
http://www.usedsails.com/
http://www.pineapplesails.com/usedsail/index.htm (my loft)

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 08:59:42 AM »
Selene,

Does the 90 - 95% you made clear the forward shroud? Im going with the smaller jib for a early spring and fall sail. Its usually over 20 from April to almost June, and I hate the shape of a reefed 135 or 150 genny.  Thanks for the input!

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 01:58:32 PM »
Hi Michael,

I share your dislike of reefed/part rolled jibs. Hate them. Bad shape, bad airflow, I my stress matches the stress on the forestay. Ugh.

In your post, by clear, if you mean can it be put inside the shrouds? If so, no. Grr.  I was looking for a high-cut foot, my rationale being that I would be heeled over, and the extra visibility would be nice.  But it stays outside the shrouds. I would love to find a 95% "decksweeper" which could go inside the shrouds, to experiment, and get me to point a little bit higher; I have not yet done the calculations to see if it would work (and with our shallow draft, how much it would help!).

Maybe some hard data would help. My principal jib is 100% (37.5', 34.33', 15.25' luff leech foot).  I use this jib most of the time, as the sailplan works well 10kn-20kn. At 20kn (if I am too lazy to use the blade) I am overpowered uphill, and just let the main luff - as you will have noted, the P323 sails surprisingly well on jib alone, little/no pointing impact.

My blade is 87% (37,' 31', 14.75'). 7.4oz cloth.

I am always learning, and so would welcome feedback from anybody!

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2022, 05:25:11 PM »
I have an older 130 that is still in good shape. I was wondering if it might be feasible to have it cut down to a 100 or 95 ? Seems we have the 130 reefed to about a 100 most of the time

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2022, 10:03:46 AM »
I'm looking for a 135 or so too. My 150 is such a chore to tack and impossible to tack under jib alone. So many sail under jib alone in my area and it sure is convenient. Other boats spin right into a tack- ALMA stalls even at 4 knots. I'm thinking the 150 is the problem.

Ideas?

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2022, 05:19:56 PM »
Sure you can have your jib cut down if it is still in good condition.  I did it for several smaller boats with a lot of success when I was doing sail repair, from which I am semi-retired now.  You'll want to contact your local sailmaker to take a look at the sail.
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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2022, 03:42:40 PM »
Did you cut the luff or leach? I've got a unique luff to go with my ReefRite furler.

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Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2022, 08:59:44 AM »
the leech.
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