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post #26 of Old 08-10-2018
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Re: How bad is my main sail?

My 85 dacron main sail is like this one, bagged out at the foot. IE sail is old enough, stretched etc that it has shape per say. Reality is, has not good shape to it, no matter how tight one pulls the outhaul, halyard etc. The thing that really helped it, was 4+ coats of Sherwin Williams Exterior paint for three fun events with the sail as part of the decoration. That filled in the "missing wax" holes in the cloth etc. But it is still rather bagged out, so it is not as good as the new sail!
Like others, that picture really does not show how good or bad that sail truly is. SWAG on my part. Leaving the jib issue alone! as that was not asked about!


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