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Originally posted by eric_c

Personally I like FB sails for the way they're easy to roll up and don't suffer so much abuse when not sailing.

Good points but I would not trade them for usability on the water. 

WRT square top FB sails the 'nova sail couldn't be further from that concept and I've had issues with both the 'nova and the Spice with the battens not flipping as one. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 2:21pm
I don't recall it being a big problem in Solos or RS400s.
Supernova sails never look very nice:without a breeze.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 2:31pm
Original link not working for me

Called the PortStar, designed in Portugal. Not found any actual photos other than the ones here. 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 2:59pm
They appear to have reworked their website! I edited the link for another page, but I wonder how long that will last.

Edited by JimC - 05 Feb 22 at 2:59pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 3:52pm
A phishing pic of it posted on a other forum a few months ago 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Oatsandbeans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 4:21pm
Just a point on inverted battens-weren’t some of the America’s Cup boats last time round playing with negative angle of attack at the top of the main-sounds a bit like sailing around with your top batten inverted to me!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 5:16pm
Originally posted by 423zero

What was the EPS like to sail?


A lot better once I had a soft sail built for it.

On longish boats like the EPS the full batten sail was slow to get the flow re-attched when close quarter sailing ina confined area like the lake, OK on the sea, except on the start line where I can't stand not being able to turn the power off if I get there to early. Semi sails are the way to go fior what most of us do, couple of full battens up top, semis in the middle so you can luff and depower easier.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 5:20pm
My feelings too, that eps sail looks very nice...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

My feelings too, that eps sail looks very nice...


It was, if the planets aligned like that day, I could take overall line honours with it, including taking Contenders and about everything else that sailed at our place.. if the planets (and tide) aligned..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 22 at 5:34pm
I guess not all FB rigs are created equal. My observations are that on a mono rig they can me testing to tack; early Blazes and present Supanova, possibly Solos being a little heavier carry more way through manoeuvres. Experience with my Buzz years ago was very pleasant but that had a jib to help balance and power away from a tack. I did like on the Buzz how the last few inches of fully hard mainsheet could play the twist. 

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