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Thread: using a jib

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    Is it possible to use an old mirror jib as a main sail

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    Ought to be sort of possible - its about 20 square feet which is enough to be some use.

    Is it wire luffed or hanked? - and what is the luff length?

    Sprit-boom?

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    check my avatar! Picture. David.
    mirror jib, I used 3 inch sections of plastic tube cable tied at each clip point, they slide over the canoe pole mast.
    the top is a 'cup' from a windsurf shop.

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    OCSG Graham used a GP14 genoa as a mainsail on his canoe for most of last season and it worked well. He's just upgraded to a Solway Dory 5m rig which he's delighted with but the genoa got him going for minimal outlay.

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    Have you got any better photos , did u fit a boom or loose footed and how did it sail

    thanks David

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    Its wire luffed will have to check length but it is from an old mirror , sail number in the 3000 and still going

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    Like the idea of a Sprit boom ! plus a 20 sq foot sail would suit the boat I am working on

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