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Helaki,

I looked at national sail supply first, I was wondering how their quality was in another post of mine. I agree its a great deal so I was wondering if it was too good to be true.

Further what are the advantages of having all full battens in the mainsail versus just the top two battens full?
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FOr the type of sailing you appear to be going to do, I really doubt you will go wrong with the sails from National. Now if you were going to race and want to be somewhat more competitive at it, then something like what I got, or something in between in sail quality will/would be the way to go. But for daysailing/cruising. that is a hard price to beat. Of course, there are different quality's of dacron too. again to a degree, you do get what you pay for.

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Cloth Weight

Hi,

I'd use Premium Challenge High Modulus 6.53oz. Dacron to make either a cross cut panelled main or a tri radial panneled main for a Catalina 27 Tall Rig.

If your sailmaker doesn't use this cloth, there are equivalent ones from the other cloth guys. Make sure it is high modulus dacron and the weight is the same. It will be stronger, hold shape longer and outlast lower weight and less firm dacron cloth.

I'd ask for a two plus two batten configuration with the top two being full, as well as a loose foot and two reefs, the deepest one would take the luff down over 50%.

Good luck!

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so what are the benefits of full batten mains?
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Full Batten Main

The biggest advantage are in limmiting flogging which will lead to shorter life. The full batten sail will naturally want to sit on top of the boom when lowered and is easy to use with lazy jacks.

The two disadvantages are increased weight and friction as well as a more limmited ability to trim the sail.

A good compromise is the 2+2 configuration.

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This is a further question regarding sail weight....

I am converting my boat to a junk rig and need to choose fabric for my sails and am wondering what weight I need. The boat is a 46 foot heavy displacement one-off design used for cruising in the Pacific tropics.

Right now, she's in Opua, NZ where the refitting is to be done but in a year or so she'll be back in the tropics and will spend the rest of my time with her not getting any further north than Hawaii.

Winds can vary, of course, but I seem to spend a lot of time in 20 to 30 kt winds with gusts up to 40........

8 oz, 9 oz, 11 oz, heavier? Thoughts?
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