Originally Posted by Giulietta
AT..is it for the boat in your avatar??
Why do you want to add? you sail light winds? If you do, it's ok, but the advantage speed wise is little. honestely..but if you want it..doesn't hurt that much...
That is my boat in the avatar but not the boat I am talking about here. I am looking at an older 20 foot boat with a tiny mainsail and no raoch at all. The boat (if I buy it) is due for a main sail soon so while I am getting quotes I need to know if I should be looking at a sail with roach or without. The boat is known to be a little pokey so I figured I would ask. Every little bit helps.
And no, I don't race.
My current boat has a roach on the sail and it does get stuck on the boom topping lift on a close hauled tack but only in really light air, and still the boom always swings all the way by no matter what, so it's not a safety issue. Sail wear could be an issue I suppose.