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Paul Griffin
11-15-2002, 12:54 PM
Can someone tell me why the top of this jib sail curves like this?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid39/pf4718da7b9c2c9ac932cebcc6567c35f/fd0ad5c1.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid39/p60cab1dc1acfd6903c8bfe8c5b5ec304/fd0ad5c2.jpg

Thanks

paul

Ian McColgin
11-15-2002, 02:00 PM
It probably does not have to, but occasionally someone will throw in a headboard on a jib.

TomRobb
11-15-2002, 02:01 PM
Because sail battens hold it there?

John B
11-15-2002, 02:33 PM
Is that Art's boat? Dark Harbour?

It's just maximising sail area surely.

Where's Todd when you need him. LOL.

shadow99
11-15-2002, 02:42 PM
I had a headsail with a shape not unlike yours, the head was stiffened up the last 1/4 section of the sail with stiff material. It gave much better upwind performance than the newer style headsail that I have now, less of a curve at the roach and much softer material at the head, great reaching and downwind, sucks upwind.

Rick

Paul Griffin
11-15-2002, 02:52 PM
It's a Dark Harbor 17. I would like to keep it as close to original as I can. Should I have the sail cut like that? I was going to have the main cut from 6oz Tanbark and the jibs cut from 5oz Tanbark.