OK...so here is my full report with pics...The sail was just under 600 out the door. Its a Nort Sail, 7.5 oz Dacron sail. Its been cut down from a bigger sail, but from what it looks like maybe 8 inches air so...not a huge amount. The material is in VERY good shape, not patches, no rips. Its got what looks like a brand new UV cover on the leach and foot. Its nearly an exact duplicate of the size of sail on the boat. Its luff is 2 inches shorter. 36' 10" vs 37' even on the old sail...the leach and foot are both about 8 inches shorter. My old sail some of you may remember ripped every other time I sailed. It was beat up and stretched waaaaaay out of shape.
My issue with this sail is:
1. it was cut down. I here 2 conflicting things...some sway I won't notice at all...some say the sail shape is altered and won't sail properly...which one is it???
2 - stiff! My other jib does not have a UV cover...so its super easy to roll up...this sail is kinda hard to furl. Maybe as the UV cover is furled more it will get softer.
3. no tell tales - easy fix
4. wrong color blue UV color - i am being nit picky...lol
5. weight - i was thinking of going lighter on my next sail, this one is a bit heavier...which probably makes it more durable? yet tougher to move in lighter air.
1- its a newer sail!!!
2 - it accelerates FAST, way faster than my old sail...although I am not sure the top speed is the same...maybe its in my mind that I know its a tad smaller in sail area...today I was only able to get to 5.9 knots...I am usually able to get to 6.5+ knots, although the wind was lighter than other days, so maybe not...my last sail I was at 5.5....so thats slower, but today I was up to 6.4 knots in the harbor! That was faster than usual....
3 - Everything is sooo much smoother with this sail...it handles well, powers the boat well...seems like a good sail for the boat.
Here are pics....thoughts on sail shape? Or just general thoughts. I have 5 days to return it for a full refund if I don't like it.....