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Re: old sails?

Is the clew all the way down against the boom. Maybe you are missing a slide and the end of the sail. Just a thought.
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Re: old sails?

Topping lift slacked? (if you have one.)
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Re: old sails?

Quote "Again, having sailed in only 2 boats in my lifetime, and one of those boats being my own, it's hard to say how baggy my sail is. It does LOOK baggy to me though. As mentioned above, even with the outhaul fully tensioned, the sail fully raised, and the vang tensioned, the bottom 10-12 inches or so of the foot looks kinda like a deflated plastic bag. It's like I can't apply enough force anywhere to make that part taut." End Quote.

It sounds like you are not releasing the main sheet or boom vang enough when hoisting the main.
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Re: old sails?

This may sound stupid to some but make sure you have all the battens in their pockets. ( I have been sailing for too many years and last year I sailed arround for a week before realising I had not put the top batten in my main - old age is and poor eyesight are a nuisance.)
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Re: old sails?

Your sails are probably made from Dracon if they are original. I just sold a 1972 Cal T/2 that had original sails. Dracon sails can last a while if you store them correctly. If the sails are to the point where there is no shape left in them, you can have them rebuilt, Panels replaced, and starched. They will look and act like new for the fraction of the cost.
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Re: old sails?

reach out to the Catalina 22 Fleet 30 at the Grapevine Sailing Club in DFW Texas. someone there can steer you on to some decent sails at a good price. Google the above.
Too many C22's around that you could buy decent sails from. the ones who race replace a sail per year.
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Re: old sails?

Battens in the pockets - yes - and with the thin end forward.

About that leech line - it can take out a lot of flutter and realistically the reduction in airfoil qualities from the curl it might put in the leech is probably not going to matter much. But be SURE you don't have the leech line tight and then start hauling in on the mainsheet. You don't want several turns of mainsheet pulling against that tiny leech line. Loosen leech line, tighten mainsheet, tighten leech line.

A sailmaker can tell you a lot from the sail even if it's not on the boat. Walk in with it under your arm and chat. Preferably at a slow time if you can tell whan that is so they can put it on the floor.
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Re: old sails?

Also, sometimes the used sail shops (Bacon, Minney's, etc.) will have gently used sails for much less than the cost of new.
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