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post #21 of Old 08-10-2018
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Re: How bad is my main sail?

Originally Posted by tschmidty View Post
So you don't have anything useful to say?

Which phrase applies to you; 'If you don't have anything good to say...' or 'A wise man holds his tongue and is thought a fool; a fool opens his mouth..."
Sorry but your photo does not show anything that could potentially be used to evaluate the condition of the mainsail. What it does show is you don't know how to hank on your jib. While Bleemus' comment was made to funny and at your expense, it is probably the best advice you have gotten so far. Some day you can look back at that photo and join us in laughing.

Find someone who knows how to sail, possibly someone who races and knows how to get the most out your sails and boat performance. Even if it costs you a case of beer or dinner it would be a better investment in your sailing skills than a new sail. A well trimmed jib will make a huge difference in boat performance. The jib slot accelerates air over the mainsail giving a lot of it's driving force. It needs to be hanked on to the forestay to get the most from your boat.

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