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Old 02-14-2007
Sailormann Sailormann is offline
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Uhmm - you do have battens in your sail don't you ? (I don't mean to be condescending but you mentioned that you haven't got a lot of experience so I think it's a good idea to start with the obvious) Battens are pieces of wood or fibreglass in pockets that open on your sail's leach. They run horizontal to the boom. If you have them, and if you have a channel for a leach line, but not line, then run a thin cord through the channel and make a new leach line. That will take care of it. There is a chance that your sail was made without a leach line, it is not unusual on smaller boats. In that case you could conceivably have a channel added to the sail. Finally, depending on the age of the sail, it is possible that it has become very stretched. In that case you either need to have it recut, or just fold the leach over and duct tape it in place until you can afford new ones
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