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Leisure furl Question

I was wondering if those out there with the leisure furl boom system needed to buy new a main or were able to use their old main when installing the leisure furl system. Thanks
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George,

I've had a Leisure Furl system for the past 3 years. Love it.

I think you're much better off planning for a new mainsail, because there are subtle differences which are important. It's best to have a mainsail built especially for the LeisureFurl. I had one built by North Sails in Annapolis...full battens, large roach, dacron cruising sail. It sets beautifully at any point of hoist.

An existing main would have to have significant modifications at the foot, luff, and possibly elsewhere. Consult a good sailmaker for a more definitive answer.

Bill
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Also if your existing main is not full batten, the existing battens (likely perpendicular to the leach) would not roll cleanly onto the boom furler.
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