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Switchblade Sail

Postby Jack on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:24 pm

I am looking either for a Switchblade sail or at least the dimentions so I can get one made, as we have a lot of interest from our junors to join the fleet next year, can anyone assit?

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Re: Switchblade Sail

Postby Christophe on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:30 pm

Without sounding alarmist, I think its only a matter of time before sabres end up with a main that looks more modern than they do now. Not saying they will be better or when the change will come, but the juniors are expecting more from boats and the 'good boats' all seem to have a nice clear sail that looks like its worth a million bucks! ( which it probably is).
I'm happy either way. Change it, don't change it, I'm not fussed.

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Re: Switchblade Sail contact

Postby Barrye on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:21 am

Switchblade was designed by Brent Frankcombe when he worked at Quantum.
Call him on 0402 026 218
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Re: Switchblade Sail

Postby GuestMember on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:58 am

I have a brand new switchblade sail for sale. $475. (Brisbane but can freight) 0422 948 154
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Re: Switchblade Sail

Postby HelterSkelter on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:23 pm

I have built a full size Switchblade sail, which although it doesn't comply with measurement requirements, has the same approximate area of the conventional sail. The boat is more responsive and easier to sail. Its windward speed is more constant as the sail is much more gust responsive with less rolling moment and as the head kicks in as the gust weakens the boats speed climbs it to windward. Down wind it is equally gust responsive on reaches but I believe it looses out square but that is probably me not really understanding the sail.
All round I like the sail especially it short foot.
I do not think it is that much faster that the conventional sail can't compete.

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