I've had no actual intention of going through with getting a genoa, it was more of a, hmm what if/something to talk about kinda post.
I'm actually real pleased with the ammount of wind we get here in Delaware so I don't need it.
Speaking of wind, whats the least ammount of wind needed to move a 16? How much is too much before you have to reef or even start dropping a sail. B.T.W. which one? The main would be my guess am I wrong?
I mean I can tell by looking at the wind speed in flags and feeling it in my face, when is not a good day to go out but, I've never actually took an anemometer out and said. "hmmm 32.625 knots lets not go sailing till it drops to 29.125 knots." remember I'm crazy not stupid. Although some of my posts might be kinda on the stupid side like this one for example.
I guess what I'm getting at is .... are there hard numbers out there if I even owned an anemometer and one day didn't feel like useing my sences to judge the wind (which are part pirate and part albatross). How much wind do we need to just push our cats?
I know all this would depend on crew weight but what days are just better to sit on the beach and drink captian and coke or beer? An even better question, keep your pants on for this one........get this.........does wind speed effect which beverage is consumed?
Thanks again for the stimulateing conversation. (Almost over stimulateing at times) but consistently informitave.