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MPS - should I buy one?


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#21 Island Time

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:51 AM

So this is an mps?


Yes.
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#22 Rats

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:33 PM

In my experience MPS stands for Multi Problem Sail  ;-)

As previously mentioned it does a lot but not very well, much like a sail designed by a committee,  if a city council was involved it would be a sea anchor. :wtf:

 

I would go with a sail designed to fill a specific wind range or point of sail where the  boat is lacking horsepower and not necessarily just racing,  if it adds even a knots boatspeed to your point of sail that can mean a lot when cruising depending on where you are going and remembering of course that gentlemen never go to weather.

I do like the ATN snuffers though, good kit and well thought out- designed by a Frenchman living in Ft Lauderdale his name Etienne hence the phonetic brand name.


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#23 muzled

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:15 PM

bump...

 

So an A2 was mentioned earlier in my questions about a previous MPS that was for sale.  

 

Now an A1.5 has popped up which will fit my boat.

 

https://www.trademe....x?id=1720478612

 

Anyone know the difference between a 1.5 and a 2?

 

And will it matter when I'm only using it or cruising?  (think wife and young kids)


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#24 markm

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:38 AM

A 1.5 is typically a hybrid between a reaching and running gennaker.  The modern designs are usually pretty good and whilst it won't be as good as a true reaching or running gennaker it will be a good 95% or better in a single sail.


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#25 muzled

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 01:03 PM

Thanks Mark, that sounds more than good enough for what I'll be using it for.


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#26 Myjane

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

Muzzled you still running IOR headsails
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