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Re: New Cruising Sails for a 29.9

I know this is an old thread, but thought it might be useful to another 29.9 owner.

We purchased new sails for cruising from Mack sails, into the second year now and very happy with them. We did two deep reefs vs threes reef points. We are currently on the Chesapeake, making our way slowly to the Bahamas for our second time.

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Re: New Cruising Sails for a 29.9

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Did you ever get your new mainsail? If so, what did you go with?
We went with Doyle StackPack. Bought it from their loft in Marblehead, MA, but it was made by their shop in Honduras.

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How do you adjust your mainsail luff tension given that the boom is free floating in the mast track and downward pressure is largely controlled by the mainsheet?
Not well, I'm still working it. The halyard seems to bind before I have the tension I want. Maybe my topping lift block is in the way, maybe my halyard splice is too long and binding in its block. I'm going to look at both, but might end up lowering the boom (yuck, yuck) if I can.

Life has been crazy and I haven't had the time to tweak (barely time to sail).

The StackPack was a bear to set up, but works really well.

I paid a lot (IMHO) but Doyle has a good rep.

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Re: New Cruising Sails for a 29.9

We've also decided to scrap the 2 head sail idea and go with a smaller single genny.

Probably a 130% with a high cut foot to keep the sail off the lifelines and give the helmsman a better view.

As I said, we don't race.

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Re: New Cruising Sails for a 29.9

We as well went with a better view under our head sail, far more convenient, not breaking speed records in a 42 year old 29.9

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