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21 minutes ago, ordkhntr said:

We now have two months under our belt with our genoa and we are still really pleased. Last week we had some higher winds (for us on the lake) breaking 20kts. We went out and after arguing with our furler were able to get the sail at about 100% (its a 142%). Worked well, we blasted along for quite a while till the wife and I were ready for a break. The furled shape was still pretty good, would have probably been better with a better trimmer than me :)

Something to remember again is that we have made a TON of changes over the last season so its really hard to say exactly how amazing this sail is. We also have lot to still complete. 

Most of our sailing is lower winds, that's why we went 142%. We pride ourselves on being the fastest sailboat on the lake with a bbq. The 3di Nordac fits our M.O. pretty much perfectly. Next is the main, but because its so small and just kinda acts like a trim tab on the Ranger 26 we will most likely go with good old crosscut. 

 

Oh, and in the last photo, that's smoke not clouds or fog. Damn wild fires have been stinking things up here. 

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I know it's off topic but do you have no lifelines on your boat?? Does make for a nice set on the lower half of that jib.

 

 

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5 hours ago, ordkhntr said:

We now have two months under our belt with our genoa and we are still really pleased. Last week we had some higher winds (for us on the lake) breaking 20kts. We went out and after arguing with our furler were able to get the sail at about 100% (its a 142%). Worked well, we blasted along for quite a while till the wife and I were ready for a break. The furled shape was still pretty good, would have probably been better with a better trimmer than me :)

Something to remember again is that we have made a TON of changes over the last season so its really hard to say exactly how amazing this sail is. We also have lot to still complete. 

Most of our sailing is lower winds, that's why we went 142%. We pride ourselves on being the fastest sailboat on the lake with a bbq. The 3di Nordac fits our M.O. pretty much perfectly. Next is the main, but because its so small and just kinda acts like a trim tab on the Ranger 26 we will most likely go with good old crosscut. 

 

Oh, and in the last photo, that's smoke not clouds or fog. Damn wild fires have been stinking things up here. 

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Looks good - we have the same sail numbers!  That is a lot of headstay sag and would keep the jib powered up (overpowered) in breeze.  I haven't sailed on a Ranger, but are you able to adjust backstay tension to remove the sag when the breeze is up as I can do on my J/109 and previously on my J/30?  

Below is a picture of another 3Di NorDac test jib on a friends J/109.  Notice there is just a little headstay sag.  This picture also shows the lack of "wrinkles on the leech" that was discussed in a previous post.

 

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Lifelines and an adjustable backstay are on the list for this off-season. Even after working on her for a year the list is still way too long :) .  We added a stern rail so the lifelines that were on it don't fit anymore, we are going to switch over to amsteel. Backstay was up there high on our list but we just didn't get it done. We just needed to get the boat in the water in July. Once all the stuff was done that required us to be on the hard we launched. Our lake is a flood control reservoir and they lower it October 1st to the point that we have to pull out from October to April.

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7 hours ago, WHK said:

Looks good - we have the same sail numbers!  That is a lot of headstay sag and would keep the jib powered up (overpowered) in breeze.  I haven't sailed on a Ranger, but are you able to adjust backstay tension to remove the sag when the breeze is up as I can do on my J/109 and previously on my J/30?  

Below is a picture of another 3Di NorDac test jib on a friends J/109.  Notice there is just a little headstay sag.  This picture also shows the lack of "wrinkles on the leech" that was discussed in a previous post.

 

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That's a pretty good looking sail. Our sail maker recommended nordac for a PHRF genoa on our 105. It was a very reasonable price, about 2/3's of what the new class jib cost.

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