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Mainsail Bolt Rope or Slugs at Boom
My mainsail currently slides onto the boom via bolt rope, a good arrangement if you're not using a "Mack Pack" style sail cover. The "Mack Pack" style cover sits on top of the boom and has 2" webbing the slides between the boom and the foot of the sail.
The PO had cut slots into in the foot of my mainsail for the 2" webbing, but did not stitch them...bad, bad, bad.
So the question now is, do I just stitch the slots, button hole style, or do I cut out the bolt rope and install slugs. How many out there have slugs at the foot of their mainsail? Are there any drawbacks to using slugs at the foot of the mainsail?