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MPS - should I buy one?


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#1 muzled

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:54 PM

Just measured up my boat and this looks like it'll fit.

 

https://www.trademe....x?id=1555165490

 

Not sure I really need one but figure it'll get more use than the kite.

 

I don't have a prod out the front though, does that matter?


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#2 raz88

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:24 PM

Depends on your boat and your needs.

I bought one when I had my y88 and found that as they're quite mast forward, without the projection of a prod it was only good for a very narrow wind angle range. Much forward of the beam you couldn't fly it cos it's an mps, and much aft of the beam it got sheltered by the main. At 90 degrees it was good. Also good if you didn't put the main up.

If your boat has a smaller main and a more rig aft config then it might work well. If you're a big main small foretriangle config then it'll probably be hard work without a prod.
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#3 Vorpal Blade

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:44 PM

No


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:35 PM

Another vote for no! MPS means it does everything a bit, nothing well. Get a proper jennaker, an A2if it's the only one. I got rid of an MPS, and got an A2, and the difference is unbelievable. The A2 is my favourite sail, and we use it a lot.
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#5 muzled

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

My main isn't as big as a Y88 but it's def a main driven boat.

 

Appreciate the advice.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:42 PM

My A2 is good for 60 thru 150 deg apparent, maybe 130 in the light, more aft as it gets windier. Very versatile. Masthead rig, short anchor prod....
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#7 muzled

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:52 AM

Stop, you're making us all want one... :)


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#8 RushMan

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:55 AM

Would it be worth buying just for the snuffer?
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:19 AM

That would depend on the snuffer/ sock, the only ones worth having are the atn ones - fibreglass oval at the base, lines in an external sleeve. Atn or Norths make them...
More modern would be a top down furler, but I use atn socks on both my A2 and my kite, when single handed. It’s slower, but reliable.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

I’m saving for a top down furling genne - no question!
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