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Re: How bad is my main sail?
Here's some guidance on photographing your sails so that a knowledgable person can assess the sail shape: https://www.quantumsails.com/en/reso...aph-sail-shape
Although the article is from a particular loft, the advice is pretty generic. I wouldn't be surprised if a loft would suggest that you invest in functional hardware --cunningham, outhaul, and backstay adjuster -- before you sink and money in sails
You would be well served by purchasing Bill Gladstone's pamphlet, Sail Trim and Rig Tuning: A Captain's Quick Guide (Captain's Quick Guides) This provides the best bang for the buck when it comes to shaping sails. I give to those who regularly crew with me.