Thank you for your thoughts, I find our sailmakers appear a little preoccupied with the racing fraternity (and rightly so as they are in it for the money) so getting them to come in on something like this is not as easy as it should be. Prices quoted seem to be `cover my butt n hope he goes away` (I`m becoming a pessimist.) especially when I am not really sure this idea is going to work hence using the old sail. Wombat, my home port is Shellharbour South of Sydney I sail regularly to Sydney harbour, Pittwater, Lake macquarie, Port Stephens, and scrape under the bridge for the Myall lakes.
Will add a photo soon.