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Old 12-26-2001
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recutting my blown out main

The shape of my 20 year old main is a bit blown out. The draft is far forward and the boat sails a bit better with a reef in, due to the better shape. A new (Or used) sail is not in the cards right now. I am going to try to recut the main along the foot of the sail. My best guess is to draw a chalk line on the sail while raised on the boom along where I think it should be taken in. I guess that I plan on taking in about the shape of an airfoil, deepest just aft of the mast and going shallow and the luff. Does anyone have any idea, recomendations, cautions or comments? I would be reusing the boltrope.
Fair winds,
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