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I've been sailing a couple of times now with the full batten main. It's quite nice handling and I'd say the roach more then makes up for the lost height. I'm keeping it. I'm sure I could sell it for more then I bought it for. Someday I will get enough $ together for well designed sails. for now I'm happy. appreciate all the input!
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At the end of the day, the only thing that counts, is "the ear to ear arc" if it is up, kewl, if down, trouble!

You may also be correct, in that if you have a lot of roach, it may make up for the approx 20# you are missing. when I had a new main put on last summer, the roach added 15-20# or so in comparison to my old one!

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Hey,

I'm coming into this a little late, but here are my comments anyway. The O'day 30 is a masthead rig where most of the power comes from the headsail. If, like most people, your headsail is a big 150, I doubt you will notice the smaller main. If you have a small headsail, a 135 or smaller, the smaller main may hurt.

I would not recommend modifying the sail. You will end up some cobbled together thing that won't work well, and no one will ever want.

Lastly, a smaller sail is better than no sail.

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Barry! your right on too! My boat is a slug without the head sail deployed. But I can sail the boat better now with this new Full battend main then I could with old main. I think I only lost about 3 sqft of area off the top and I'm sure I gained more then that on the roach of the new because it's almost a foot more roachy, receey, moose meece mice
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Barry! your right on too! My boat is a slug without the head sail deployed. But I can sail the boat better now with this new Full battend main then I could with old main. I think I only lost about 3 sqft of area off the top and I'm sure I gained more then that on the roach of the new because it's almost a foot more roachy, receey, moose meece mice
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