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sailr4

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Luff length with furler upgrade
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:45:10 PM »

For you that upgraded from the Hood 915 to the SeaFurl-5 (325).  Did you need to modify your headsail to adjust for a change in hoist length?

Rob
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Re: Luff length with furler upgrade
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 01:13:37 PM »

To answer my own question (for future generations) - Yes, Virginia. Of course you will have to re-cut your sail. Did you really think that a boat project would go smoothly?  You silly sailor.  For the tall rig, my sail luff is about 5 inches too long.  And that is after buying shorter tack and hoist shackles. Off to the sailmaker I go.  :cry4`
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Re: Luff length with furler upgrade
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 02:18:53 PM »

Rob : Wrote an article for the Mainsheet tech notes on replacing my Hood 915 (standard rig) with the newer Hood open drum furler. 

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Re: Luff length with furler upgrade
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 05:35:10 PM »

Ron: Thank you, I read it a while back.  You replaced with an 808 and were fortunate to have an identical or longer foil length. That is why I posted this. To warn others that may upgrade to the 325 that the foil length is shorter than the 915.
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