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Sail Recut - Smaller Genoa
Have a question about recutting a used sail to a smaller footprint.
We have 2 extra sails in our basement, a 130% a w/o a UV Cover and a 135% with a UV cover. I'd like to see if it is possible to make a 105% sail w/UV cover out of one of them for our boat.
- Both sails are old dacron, but in good shape (sail shape wise).
- The 135% w/UV cover is a little blown in the foot, but not too bad. Doyle sail (tri-radial construction)
- The 130% is an old Hood Sail, probably mid eighties but we haven't used it except once and it worked fine, but it doesn't have a UV cover or bolt rope/foam luff, so we have to remove after each w/e. I think it is a cross-cut.
- No idea on the stitch quality. Both I think are good overall.
Looking for a sail for wind days where the average wind speed is 15 to 25kts. Wife doesn't like too much (20+ deg) heel. We can roll in our current 135% sail to about 110, but it is not optimal shaped.
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