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#1 Drop Bear.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

I am looking at testing a new sail setup for my boat. Moving away from the genoa's and going for jibs.

The designer's feedback is that the boat will be underpowered so I was hoping to be able to test the new sail plan out without buying a brand new set just to find out he was right!

Of course one might argue that testing old sails not designed for the boat might be a waste of time! But I'd still like to get a feel for the boat with smaller sails so I know what I am getting into.

Add to that, the sail lofts are saying 5 weeks now for delivery so even a brand new set wouldn't meet my timeframes.

So anyone out there got a good source / lead for some sails that are about the size of a Farr40?

Min dimensions for Jibs:

LL = 15.16
J = 4.45

I'm in the UK so best if they are UK or European based.

Thanks.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

Are the sails for a Farr40 or something different? If it's not a Farr but those jibs are around the same size and shape you're after you should try getting in touch with any current F40 teams in your area or further a field, they usually have heaps of older sails that they will sell much cheaper than new ones.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

Are the sails for a Farr40 or something different? If it's not a Farr but those jibs are around the same size and shape you're after you should try getting in touch with any current F40 teams in your area or further a field, they usually have heaps of older sails that they will sell much cheaper than new ones.



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Boat is a Sydney40.

Easier said than done these days. Not many active Farr40 teams in the UK anymore.

Definitely a Farr40 sail would have minimal changes and is a fairly close match.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

Hi Loco, have a possible lead for you PM me and I'll pass you my email.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

PM sent.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

PM sent.
cheers.


u buy that sydney 40 from the emerald isle in recent months?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

Yes.

Did you know it and Morgan?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

Is it your Sydney 40 sitting down in the yard at Hamble Yacht Services yard next to all the Farr45's?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

Yes.
Rig out getting work.
New keel about to go on (in a few weeks)

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

Yes.
Rig out getting work.
New keel about to go on (in a few weeks)


well it certainly sounds like you are spending the required money on her. She badly needs it.
your starting work in the right areas. sails wont be cheap unfortunately.
I dont know the previous owner but saw her being sailed... I hope you did not give him too much for it.

best of luck with her.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

well it certainly sounds like you are spending the required money on her. She badly needs it.
your starting work in the right areas. sails wont be cheap unfortunately.
I dont know the previous owner but saw her being sailed... I hope you did not give him too much for it.

best of luck with her.

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Thanks.

Yes she wasn't very well maintained. Most of the sails went straight in the bin. She was absolutely filthy. To be honest he is lucky I came along and was set on seeing what I could do with an unmodified Syd40.

Dunno if I paid to much or got a fair price. Not really that important to me, cos I'm sure the difference is only 5k either way. All I know is that after all the work I am doing I'll have the boat I want at a cost to me that is pretty reasonable compared to other boats on the market that would still require tweaking.

I'm very happy with the new keel. AD has done a good job.

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