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Yes, rather an unfortunate choice of cloth for the spinnakers - plain white would have looked nicer. :0
I've never understood why anybody would have a plain white chute - the colours make it so much more fun.
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I've never understood why anybody would have a plain white chute - the colours make it so much more fun.
Back in the days of plain 'ol cotton sails, white was the in thing. Some people used to tan their sails to reduce glare, but it seems brightly coloured sails didn't appear until the invention of plastic.

Plain white makes the patches less obvious...
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Re: Old boat going fast

Back in the day , white indicated wealth and a paid crew to hang and dry. Egyptian cotton was the bees knees. Working dudes used flax sails and soaked them in acorns ,bark. fish oil and ocher to prevent rot. Red sails in the sunset were tanbarked and the tone of the ocher told all where you're from. Dusky dacron is as close as we come to that heritage today. but 8 knots at midnight under a press of 1800 sq ft of 10 oz tanbark ( dacron) works for me. And you can steer by a star too.

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