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......I only do daysailing in a local lake. The winds are typically 5-20 mph when I sail. This is strictly for enjoyment. No ocean, no cruising, no racing.
I would not over think this one.
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Re: new sails

Go for a partial/full batten setup. One full batten at the top, the rest, partials.
Loose foot.
Mast attachment is your choice.
One reef
Leechline
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You'll be very happy. Do the research on which loft to buy from. That is just as important as what materials they're using. 5.50~ oz seems a little light, especially for 15-20. 6oz would be worth the upgrade imho.
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Re: new sails

Thanks for all the input. I have to admit I was looking pretty hard at Precision Sails, but then I stumbled across this post (and a few others like it on other sailing forums) and now I'm not so sure. They do seem to offer a pretty hefty number of features for a reasonable price. KnottyGurl mentioned them earlier - any updates?

In the meantime, FX Sails offers a 6.53 oz. High Modulus Dacron sail in their Offshore Crosscut model that comes to just below $1000 with 2 + 2 battens and 1 or 2 reef points. The other options they mention are 5-year warranty, reinforced corner patches, additional premium stitching, web reinforced pressed rings, double tapes on luff, leech and foot, an aluminum headboard, cunningham, draft stripes, leech line with clamcleat, webbed on leech telltales, premium fiberglass battens, sail ties and a sail bag.

I am a sucker for marketing speak. I want a decent sail, but I don't know if this or their Inshore Crosscut model would be more appropriate. The Inshore is 5.53 oz HM Dacron with 3-year warranty, premium stitching, aluminum headboard, cunningham, draft stripes, leech Line with clamcleat, webbed on leech telltales, premium fiberglass battens sail ties & sail bag. It does not have the reinforced corners or double tape on luff, leech, and foot. Price quote is $750.

I sent FX a message and am waiting to hear back on their advice.
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Re: new sails

For what you do, overall an inshore sail would probably work just fine. As mentioned by ZZ, get a single reef in the main, deeper would be better than shallow. Then one or two full battens on the top, the other 2 or three partial. You probably will have 3 or 4 battens. If three, 1 full, 2 partial, if 4, the I would go 2 full 2 partial, but 1 and 3 would serve you well too. THen the cunningham cringle, loose foot and cross cut as he mentioned too.

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How much was the quote from North?
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Re: new sails

The One Design from North customized as I would like was about $1200-1300 including shipping if I recall correctly. I did not actually contact them for an individualized quote, since I figured with the popularity of the Catalina 22 they would just direct me to their One Design version anyway.

Also, the FX Sails Inshore is apparently only $676 completely customized. There was a miscommunication earlier. And their impression was that the Offshore model would be unnecessary overkill.
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Re: new sails

Looks like FX is in the lead. I just requested a custom quote from North for you, I'll post the results when I get it.

I would stay away from Peak. Some have good results others not so much. Too much money to go guessing for me.

I think FX will make a fine sail for your purchase, might not have perfect shape or size, but will work just fine. I do believe North does more R&D and maybe will give you a better "out of the box" shape, but I honestly haven't seen many FX sails flying. No one takes proper photos of the sails. Even on their website, so I can't say.
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Re: new sails

I got a new Rolly Tasker sail for my Morgan 22 from Porpoise Sails in Sarasota, Florida at a better price than anyone else. Very happy with that sail for daysailing in coastal waters.
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Re: new sails

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The One Design from North customized as I would like was about $1200-1300 including shipping if I recall correctly. I did not actually contact them for an individualized quote, since I figured with the popularity of the Catalina 22 they would just direct me to their One Design version anyway.
I'm surprised that it came out to be that expensive. The stock sail is $540, or $600 with sail numbers:
Catalina 22

What did you add that more than doubled the price?

Since the sail on a c-22 is quite small a light cloth makes sense to me.
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Re: new sails

Alex, an excellent question that I wish I had the answer to. The sails I was looking at are here:
Catalina 22 Class at North Sails One Design

I don't know the difference between the much more expensive North Sail One Design coastal main and the cheaper sail from North Sails Direct that you linked.

And much obliged to zz4gta on requesting a quote!
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