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    Posted: 16 May 22 at 12:01pm
In case there are other secret 59er sailors on this forum looking for new sails I recently brought some for a 29erXX and fitted them. And they fitted surprisingly well.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 22 at 9:54pm
Great video Ian. As the owner of another 'lost class' (a Topper Spice) I'm interested in alternative sources for used sails and, to that end, I started to build a database of sail dimensions. Sadly we are a minority (which is likely why the classes have become moribund Cry) and the project stalled at only about half a dozen boats but I'd definitely be up to attempt to revive it if anybody is prepared to measure their sails and send me the numbers. I would need luff, leech and foot measurements for main, jib and kite, and I'm happy to share.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 22 at 7:06am
Very nice. If you Google 59er xx you will find a forum post from Julian Bethwaite on fitting 29er xx to a 59er. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifoxwell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 22 at 7:27am
"Very nice.  Are you familiar with this forum thread Ian?

Interesting thread that seems to agree with my experiences.

It is a great boat and with the trapeze is exactly what I was looking for, a bigger easier to sail 29er.
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Maybe you could share the dimensions on here (luff and foot as minimum), you never know there might be a few other classes that share similar sails?
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Originally posted by mole

Maybe you could share the dimensions on here (luff and foot as minimum), you never know there might be a few other classes that share similar sails?

Yup can do If I remember a tape next tie I'm down. The 59er mast runs a lot of mast bend, and thus have a lot of luff curve though so even if the base numbers were in the ball park without a comparable mast I doubt they would work.
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