- May 16, 2015
We took our new-to-us 37 out for sail#1 last weekend. In sea trials, we'd sailed with a 90% headsail that was a bit blown and unimpressive. As the new owner now, I swapped the 90 for the far better-shaped UK 125%. Going to weather and playing with the slot (genoa skirted), I couldn't seem to achieve adequate positive flow on the full-batten main. Traveller just windward of center, vang in & out, the main continued to flag at the luff all the way up. This did not occur with the 90, so I'm curious why a medium-sized genoa would have this effect and what I might try to mitigate it. Would adjusting sheeting angle on the genoa make a difference? Ideas?
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