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Old 10-05-2008
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The Gale Sail from ATN is one alternative. Or you can setup a solent stay, which, unlike a normal inner forestay, generally doesn't require the use of running backstays.

BTW, converting a hanked on sail may or may not be worthwhile, as some hanked on sails are cut wrong to fit a furling unit and will have poor shape because of that.
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