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New sail not what you ordered...
I took advantage of off season pricing to order new sails for my 91 Catalina 36. After discussions with the sailmaker, I settled on a loose footed main with 4 full battens.
The sailmaker delivered the new sails Friday and on Saturday, I took the boat for a quick test sail between downpours and guess what? The new main is slugged onto the boom, not a loose foot. Now other that that, the sail is just what I ordered and even just in the short couple of hours we were out, I could tell a huge improvement in how the boat sails.
My dilemma now is to decide what I want the sailmaker to do about this mistake. I'm not sure if I should make him deliver the sail as it was ordered, or if I should keep the sail as is, and ask for a discount against lazyjacks or better yet, a stackpack type sail cover to ease handling the sail. The loose foot was a no cost option, and I don't know if i'd have to wait for a new sail, or if the one I have could be modified quickly and properly. For additional backgound/detail I don't plan to race and don't have the outhaul lead to the cockpit, so tweaking the outhaul would require a trip to the mast where the outhaul exits the boom. Still the ability to have more control over the lower part of the sail is something I would like to have and I upgraded the inboom out haul purchase to increase my ability to do just that.
What say ye' Sailnetters? What would you do?
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 05-04-2009 at 02:42 PM.