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TOPIC: 505 Sail Area

505 Sail Area 10 years 1 month ago #323

  • Chris_Tattersall
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There are some discrepancies in the specs provided on this website. Considering this is the official website for the International 505, this is a little embarassing.

1) Main & jib sail area:- I realize that sail area is not measured directly, but we should be able to get close. Website has Main + Jib listed as 12.30 m2 + 4.94 m2 = 175 sq.ft. If I add these and do the conversion you get 17.24 m2 = 185.6 sq.ft. I suspect it should be around 14 m2 ( says 14 m2 (= 150 sq.ft); says 13.56 m2)

2) Spinnaker area:- presumably this is really hard to calculate because the the broadseaming. Website says "up to 27 sq. m approximately (220 sq. ft. original size)". Not sure what this means, but suspect 27 m2 is the big kite and 220 sq.ft is the old kite ( says 26 m2 (280 sq.ft); says 23.33 m2)

Does anyone know what the numbers should be?
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Re:505 Sail Area 10 years 1 month ago #324

  • jfalsone
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I believe that current kites are around 250 ft^2. This is 23.22 m^2. I'm sure a sailmaker could give you more prcise numbers, but kite size also varies depending on it's intended use.
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