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Re: New RF Jib for sale
Might it not be worth cutting down to fit??? The only real issue I could see would be any forestay angle difference, and how that would affect the alignment of the 'vertical' battens when furling.
If it was a decent deal the couple of hundred bucks it would cost might still be reasonable?
As I often notice, you do
ask the right questions....
Since I needed to sheet it to our forward inside-shroud tracks, I found that what with having to spend about $400. for a recut (quaote from local loft that I trust) it was all getting be too complicated. This would involve a vertical slice out, all new head, and an open question about whether the leach battens would still align perfectly with the luff.) And then the sheeting angle might not have been right.
So, of course I finally had a new jib constructed. Loft mgr did all the measurements and guarantees the fit. Lot more $, but we have saved up some 'new sail money' for quite a few years, and what the hey, we all rationalize the things we want!
Having the Admiral agree was the last step, and she signed off.
May 7 edit: sold.
Last edited by olson34; 05-07-2012 at 03:52 PM.