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Old 24th March 2007, 12:10 AM   #1
Floyd
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Default Sail sizes + power

Must have been mentioned before but how can sail measurements (in area) be so different accross different manufacturers. (or even same in same cases)
Eg I have 2 five metre sails. An NP Combat (luff 420;boom 165) and a Gun MC wave (luff 422;boom 175) I do accept all arguments re cut ;shape etc but these two have virtually same plan shape and similar draught. In performance the MC is a lot more powerfull and guess what combat better in strong winds ! (By my calculation these two sails are about 5% different in area !)
I can actually use Combat to change down to !
Why is this done ????!
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