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Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat
Some years back, there was an article in one of the sailing magazines about how to photograph your boat's sails, in action, for the benefit of either sail makers to look at the condition of your sails, or for experienced sailors/coaches to critique your sail trim.
I recall that a couple of the angles they used were from down underneath the sail, i.e. shooting up from the deck, as well as from someone on a boat behind your boat, looking at the aft edge of your sail/sails.
Does anyone remember the source of this article?
A few pictures taken following the recommendations might be something that could be e-mailed to a sailmaker to get an idea of sail condition and whether the sails might be candidates for re-sewing and repairing.