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My next project is building a new mast made of carbon. I make it 7.50 meter long. Also the gaff will be longer. The peak is higher than the normal sail. There is a fullbatten area on the gaff and a normalbatten area on the rest of the sail. The gaff and the battens are short enough for easy handling.

The sail area is 18.70 square meters -  four square meters  more than my old sail.

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Will this increase the weather helm or are you compensating for that somewhere else?

It is for more performance in light wind. For such relationship I have also a big reacher with 16 square meters set on a bowsprit and a genoa with 9 square meters.

With the higher streching ratio I also hope for more performance and and better upwindconditions.

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