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I won't have a riding sail in time for this weekend but my better half is handy with a sewing machine and I have a stack of sails from past boats, so I may try to whip something up. How is the luff supported, does it have extra ribbing or a batten to keep it from collapsing, halyard or?
Ours was just hanked onto the backstay, and the 'foot and leech' are slightly hollow cut, with a sheet pulling forward off the "clew" (which is actually facing into the wind) No battens, no noise if it's properly tensioned.

Really takes the edge of the swinging motion, becomes more of a gentle dance rather than charging off in one direction after the other.
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Craig, what kind of rode do you suggest?
SJ my post above (#10) is not what I actually wrote, I was referencing some articles on the Rocna Knowledge Base one of which talked rode optimizations and the others about rope and chain. There's a lot of info there. However an over-zealous SailNet moderator has edited the post and removed the links (for the record they aren't on the topic of anchors and hardly mention the Rocna). It's a bit pointless continuing to post on the topic without being able to refer to the material I need, so feel free to e-mail me directly.
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easy fix

The fix is quite easy. Anchor by the stern.. I do and it works...
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