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Old 06-25-2001
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Recutting a used genoa

Hi to all,

The yacht I crew on has just been given a used Kevlar genoa which is about 40cm too long on the luff. We plan to recut it ourselves, as sailmakers'' prices are way too steep. The logical way seems to be to cut the foot and remake the tack and clew, but I''m wondering if cutting the leech is an option. I understand that with Dacron this would wreck the alignment of the panels, meaning that the stress along the leech wouldn''t line up with the fibres in the cloth. Is this as much an issue with Kevlar sails?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
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