The stock Skerry sail is 58 Sq ft. Can I put a larger sail and still not compromise the boat's strength. My mast/boom are bigger and stronger than specified but the step/partner has not been modified.
What I would like to do is is put a larger sail that has a couple of reef points. When there is not much wind I use the larger area and use the reefed sail when there is more wind. I'm thinking about 70 sq.ft. I have drawn such a sail and the balance seems ok, now I need to figure out the strength.
thanks, this forum is so helpful.