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post #37 of Old 06-25-2013
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Re: New sails, brands, quality, price.

I haven't had a new sail cut yet, that will be a while before I can afford it, I might just go with a "retired" racing sail, still lots of life in it for my application, but not in the eyes of the racer who is selling it. The possibility of finding a sail that would fit my boat are astronomical (but I did). The closest one design or production boat to mine is an International 11meter, even that is a little short in foot and leech (but the extreme roach makes up the difference considering I had a batten-less sail with a hollow roach).
When I have a sailmaker measure my boat I will have all the particulars measured, aside from the basics like foot/luff/leech/out haul/reefing tackle on boom etc. I also have a noticeable mast bend and with a tad of rake as well as limited amount of space to the backstay....a good sailmaker will be able to get all these plus somethings I couldn't think of and put it together for any one who wants to make me a sail.

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