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|09-27-2007 10:13 AM|
I recently had a quote from North Sails in Halifax to convert sails to tape luff from hank. $6/foot on the luff.
You can then change your headsail before goin sailing if you expect it to be windy. .. or even change it for Sept and Oct when it is normally windier.
Most boats sail much better with the 100 than the 150 furled when the winds pipe up. Might make sailing more enjoyabl for you!
|09-26-2007 08:50 PM|
|gc1111||I would opt for a removable inner forestay (in fact that is how my boat is rigged). Just remember that when you want to change down from the 150% it is because it it blowing too hard. And to get the sail off the roller furling, you have to completely expose it. The thought of wrestling with a 150 in 25 (or more) knots of wind is what made my decision.|
|09-26-2007 07:06 PM|
i would also try calling sailcare.com - they do conversions via mailorder. might be cheaper than your local loft - but then maybe not.
if the jib is essentially in new condition, and you do extended sailing - its worth paying the $ - don't bother with UV protection as you'll probably only use it occasionally.
|09-26-2007 11:55 AM|
Originally Posted by Sailormann View Post
|09-26-2007 10:10 AM|
|T37Chef||I just had a luff tape added to my storm jib for a little over $200, no UV protection. PM if your in the Annapolis area, I can provide the info of the sail-maker who did it. You may also try Cruising Direct http://www.cruisingdirect.com/ I have not done business with them, but know several that have and all were pleased.|
|09-26-2007 03:52 AM|
|Idiens||Well worth doing, especially as you are likely to find that your windward performance is better with the 100% jib than the 150% genoa. Tacking is usually faster and easier too. Gennies are great for broad reaches.|
|09-26-2007 01:08 AM|
Tape It Up
Taping the sail is not too expensive.
However, if you want to leave the small jib on the furler frequently, you should have the sailmaker add a UV sheild to the foot and luff, which can get expensive...
|09-25-2007 11:43 PM|
|09-25-2007 11:38 PM|
|Sailormann||For about the same amount of money you can rig a second, detachable headstay just behind the permanent one. Use a pelican hook and a turnuckle at the foot. When you are not using it (which will probably be most of the time) you detach it and run it down the front of the mast to an eye bolt.|
|09-25-2007 10:53 PM|
|sailingdog||Yes, most sailmakers could do the conversion, but you'll need to ask about costs.|
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