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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:12 am 
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Budgates, yes I still would have purchased the jib because the spinnaker does not point well and needs to be put away when winds reach about 10mph. At 10mph, I raise the jib. The spinnaker points up to about 70 degrees off the wind. The jib about 50. The main about 45. Guessing with all theset numbers.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:30 pm 
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vetgam wrote:
Budgates, yes I still would have purchased the jib because the spinnaker does not point well and needs to be put away when winds reach about 10mph. At 10mph, I raise the jib. The spinnaker points up to about 70 degrees off the wind. The jib about 50. The main about 45. Guessing with all theset numbers.



Thank you Greg. That is exactly the information that I was looking for. I just got off the phone with the local Hobie dealer and he'll be sending me a final invoice for my new boat. I'm getting excited!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:35 am 
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Beyond pointing, the other reason to want to use a jib vs spinnaker is that the jib does not obstruct visability like the spinnaker does. The jib is makes for relaxed sailing. You can control the balance of the boat by triming the main sail and continuing to fly the jib in winds into the high teens.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:07 am 
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vetgam wrote:
Beyond pointing, the other reason to want to use a jib vs spinnaker is that the jib does not obstruct visability like the spinnaker does. The jib is makes for relaxed sailing. You can control the balance of the boat by triming the main sail and continuing to fly the jib in winds into the high teens.


Both very good reasons. I never liked using my 150 genoa on our 26' boat because I couldn't see where I was going. It wasn't easy to swap head-sails solo so eventually I just left the 150 in the garage and just used the 110.

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