Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A new sail
The Starwind 27 came with a well-worn main sail, a 70% storm jib, and a spinnaker from a Hunter 27. I've yet to rig and fly the spinnaker, but the worn out storm jib definitely doesn't hold shape well and really leaves something to be desired on light wind days. A flea market find scored us a huge genoa for $50 from a 37' sailboat that we were going to have altered to fit. Unfortunately, a year has now passed with no action there. In the meantime I found a guy selling what would be a 130% genoa on the Starwind for $300 on eBay. It had never been used. The hanks were still shiny. I'm excited, we might finally break 5 knots this summer!