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Delamination means the sail should be used for kitty litter, SKIP IT.
Bingo, delam on a laminated sail means you're on barrowed time. Might last a season, or might last one race in a good blow. A little delam becomes a big tare mighty quick, especially at the tack where you have a big load (halyard and sheet pulling it apart). That sails been on bacons for a few months.
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I just sent national sail supply an email and will reply with my quote when I get it!
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National sail supply can make both sails for less than $600 per sail with a 3-5 week construction time.

Mainsail - 5oz dacron, top 2 battens full, 1 reef - $599

150% Genoa - 4oz dacron, hanks on luff - $585

My question now is how should I have the battens and reefs set up?

Should I have them make the leach longer on the main to increase sail area? Or do you think they have a stock pattern for my specific boat on hand and I shouldn't worry about it?

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Why do you want a bigger main?
Adding roach would be a better bet, but you need to look at your backstay to see how much you can add.

Nice quote, I forget how cheap Dacron is sometimes.
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Why do you want a bigger main?
I just figured that sail design in 1974 was a bit different from what it is today. I'm still curious as to how my battens and reefs should be set up.
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Do you plan to race? If so don't add the roach as it may complicate your chance of you getting a PHRF rating as these will be based on your boats performance with a standard sail area. You could get more full battens to help hold sail shape in light wind though.
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For new sails, Dirk at National Sail Supply had the best prices. He is sourcing his sails from Rolly Tasker in Thailand. I bought a light #1 from him yrs ago and it was of good cloth and craftmanship. A lot of big name lofts are also doing this. For racing sails, I would recomment Kame at Pineapple Sails in the SF bay area. For used sails you can even find decent sails on Ebay. The composite sails will hold their shape until they creep, fatigue or are flogged to death and then delamination occurs. Dacron can be recut/ broad seamed, mylar delams,,well not so easy to salvage. Good luck and get out on the water when you can.
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