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Old 05-01-2003
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Sailmaking kits vs. building my own.

Hi all,

The winds have picked up here, and I''ve finaly gone down from my 150 to my hundred, and have discovered that it''s shape is only slightly worse than if I were to just tie some bed sheets up to the forestay. SO... I need a new 100. Luckily, this happens to corespond with my wanting to learn to make sails.

So, since this is my first one, should I start with one of the precut sail kits? One which will probibly have everything set up properly, and simply stitch it together, and possibly learn something? Or do you think this would just be an instruction following, with no real educational value, and I should just spend the time to read up, buy some dacron, and get started?

I''m definatley looking for education more than convience, so I dont mind taking more time, but that being said, I do need to get a functional sail out of the deal as well.

Thanks.

-- James
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