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Hi Neil,

As far as I know Byron calculate an approximate PY figure from hull and
sail data, in much the same way as IRC works. If you google 'Byron
Cruiser Handicaps' you shuld find it.

I was indeed referring to Warthog which in light winds would achieve well
under 892. They don't seem to like breeze, though. They sail a good deal
slower in anything over about 16knots. It is hard to sail in mixed fleets,
but every boat has its day and from what I've seen Platu 25 works well in
light to average winds. We're still sailing off 880 in the Projection which
unfortunately won't be changed because we achieve pretty much the
same! The P762 is slightly heavier but sail areas aren't totally different.
The Platu 25 has a much rounder aft section which makes it relatively
unstable in a blow.
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The "schplatu" as it has earned itself a name is indeed developed for the light winds.

It was made for thailand, phuket and so on, where breezes are moderate as were budgets- hence a steel keel.

But given you are either from a dinghy or fast sports boat background and you can tune the rig on and off the water, it will be a blast in 18knts plus.

The small kite is pretty useful when it blows , but be careful with the main with a reef in it- the Norths stock OD mains are allegedly weak if over tensioned- reef it down, velcor strop it to the boom, and then put some depth back in it's foot using the reef line like an outhaul.
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What size is the small spinnaker?

Where would could you buy a 2nd hand one?

 

 

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Originally posted by Corms

What size is the small spinnaker?

Where would could you buy a 2nd hand one?

 


The one on Rebell was about 12 sqm smaller than the big one, and in 3/4 ounce - stock from Norths so there should be some knocking around. It was a lot flatter though, so suited to reaching as well.

Norths also have an assym' design for the platu for the standard pole. 

If you measure the leeches and the midgirth of the large kite, subtract 50cm from both then you could go out and find another boats spinnaker which might fit- guess an Impala or a 762 or an FC8m heavy kite.

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