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BluTak
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I’m going to add my ten pennyworth! I think you should go for a jib when reefed – not genoa. The crew will find it a LOT easier and the boat will be much better balanced. Or you could perhaps buy a reefing arrangement for the genoa. When you reef the baggiest part of the sail is in the reef. When you cut them you make them flatter as you move higher ie the camber is built in low down so that bagginess should be less pronounced than when unreefed. With two reefs the sail will be really flat but very difficult to sail with a genoa. Robert