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Old 01-20-2007
svsirius svsirius is offline
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We cruise full time and have a loose footed main. No reason to have slugs from a load perspective. The foot is not a highly loaded area. In fact you design draft in to the bottom of the sail to account for the attached foot. Been sailing/cruising with loose footed mains for 10+ yrs now.. but I also buy laminate sails which love sail control flexibility to optimize performance.. after all 'fast is fun' even when cruising.
Jon D
SV Sirius
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