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post #650 of Old 06-19-2013
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

My batten-less leach has lasted for 30 years, I have not decided one way or another what I will do for a main....yes I have saved alot of money in alot of ways. I am going to have a sailmaker measure all the particulars of my rig and when I have a new main cut I will do it up right. I am conferring with a sailmaker in Sarasota now. Considering the importance and longevity of a mainsail, it's worth doing right. The idea of "recycling" "retired" racing sails isn't a good one for mains...but if I can find jibs that fit I might go that route. I am appreciative of all the input, though it has added to my figuring what sail to get I have several things that must be kept in mind...I am not wealthy, I am not a racing sailor (I don't get all wound up about trying to squeeze and extra 1/4 knot out of my sails), the sail will be used for offshore cruising

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