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post #4 of Old 08-01-2013
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Re: Windows in a jib....

Windows are not uncommon on race boats,, but in that case the sails.are usually plastic to begin with. You do need to treat them with care, and avoid crinkling or folding them. If they do get damaged they are easily replaced.

Having said that,, you should definitely take your sailmakers advice as to whether it is right for YOUR sail.

The reality is that you will always have blind spots on a sailboat. Personally I would rather live with them than give up sail area and shape to have a bit better visibility.

1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig

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