Smaller sails for a GP14

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Michael4
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Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by Michael4 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:45 am

Looking for a smaller Jib and main for a GP 14 for use when very young people are aboard. Something from an 11 or 12ft dinghy might be good. Certainly don't need to be pristine!

What have you got in your shed/attic/garage?
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by STEVEB » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:46 pm

Old Heron sails any good or even a new set?
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by Michael4 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:26 pm

Steve,

Old Heron sails if you have them might be the answer, we will do the maths.

Where are you?
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by STEVEB » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:18 pm

Middlesex, let me know if interested and I will have a rummage in the loft.
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by Michael4 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:43 pm

Thanks, not too far, will let you know.

Presumably they were for a bermudian (bermudan?) rig rather than the early gunter?
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by STEVEB » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:43 pm

I think there is an old gunter rig set and a virtually new set of bermudan rig sails.
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by SoggyBadger » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 pm

Pretty well anything will work for a mainsail. For a jib you'll need something which sheets well(ish) and I think a Heron jib would be extremely low in the clew on a GP14 unless you're happy to put a set of fairleads well forward to sheet it from.
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by Michael4 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:27 am

I had thought that if the Heron jib is significantly shorter on the luff then it could be set with a strop at the tack to lift it up some.
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Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Post by Michael4 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:17 am

Thanks for the help all, we think we have found an old GP14 main to put some reefing points into which may be the best option.
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