Originally Posted by camaraderie
HS...you're probably right. I just like everything heavy for cruising and I know that millions of boats don't have loosefooted mains so I figure there must be a reason for that and resist change....
You're probably right in your observation ... and the probable reason is these sails are sooooooooo old (probably 15-20+ years), that they simply didnt know the advantages of a loose footed sail back in those ancient times. Besides, probably 90% of most cruisers dont *really* know how to shape/set a sail properly ... especially since the advent of roller furling that makes it *very* hard to correctly shape/set a sail.