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P30 rigging help

Am I overlooking something or am I missing something from the Mainsail? This Mainsail does not appear to fit in the mast track? The main sail just has a rope and the mast appears to have a wide flat channel.

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Re: P30 rigging help

Are there grommets along the leading edge of the sail? If so, you are probably missing sail slugs. Check Sailrite - Fabric, Canvas, and Sewing Machines Since 1969 for replacements

If no grommets, then the boltrope would be slid into the mast track, which may or may not be the correct size. I can't 100% tell from your picture, but I believe that sail logo says S2 7.9. Most of the 7.9's at my sailing club use mains with boltrope only, no slugs.

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Re: P30 rigging help

I think you're correct about the sail, there was a S and under it was 2 7.9

I don't remember seeing any grommets on the leading edge, there was only the 2 at the bottom edge of the sail. The bolt rope is too small and the channel doesn't hold it. What does this mean for me?

The bottom edge of the sail has a slug the rides in the track of the boom.

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Re: P30 rigging help

That sail is for an S2 7.9 boat, not a Pearson 30.
I owned a Pearson 30 for several years, up until last April. The Pearson 30 uses slugs that run in the track on the mast.

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Re: P30 rigging help

So this main sail isn't even for my boat!? 😑Son of a ....well guess it's my fault for buying a boat on Craigslist and not knowing enough about the boat. I've got a Spinnaker and a Genoa that I'm almost positive that go with the P-30 but a S2 7.9 Mainsail. How do I tell my wife?

Anyone know of any used P30 sails or anyone want to buy a S2 7.9 Mainsail?



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Re: P30 rigging help

Note that you do need the plastic / nylon lugs for this mast track. They look almost exactly like the blue lug in your photo.

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Re: P30 rigging help

Nope. Not uncommon though... people buy used sails all the time. However, they usually buy sails that are a close fit, with the necessary hardware attached.

I advise you to visit Bacon Sails online and use their "sail finder" to search their inventory for something that will fit.
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I already searched by boat model and they only showed one match. Search by dimension and select a shorter luff or foot and you'll probably get more results. The sail won't fit perfectly but it'll work. Bacon's will build you a brand-new sail for around $1100.

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Re: P30 rigging help

If the luff and foot dimensions are correct I suppose you could add sail slugs to the luff and make it work for now ( save a little embarrassment with the wife) may not be a perfect fit but when you end up with lemons make lemon aid
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Re: P30 rigging help

Sailrites data shows they don't match, the 7.9 luff is about 4' shorter and the foot is half a foot longer.

Searching Bacon for something now to see what I can find.

EDIT: What is the difference in a Mainsail and a One Design Mainsail on Bacon Sails?
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Re: P30 rigging help

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Sailrites data shows they don't match, the 7.9 luff is about 4' shorter and the foot is half a foot longer.

Searching Bacon for something now to see what I can find.

EDIT: What is the difference in a Mainsail and a One Design Mainsail on Bacon Sails?
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Pearson 30's don't have a one design fleet anymore, I would focus on just the "Mainsail" category.
Those Etchells mainsails that show up in the "One Design" search have a very curved luff built into them. The P30 mast is a straight telephone pole, so I don't feel that these sails will fit well.

Still, if you're curious to try one of the One Design sails, call and ask to talk to one of the employees. Tell them what you're looking for, and what the search engine is giving you.

Bacon's has never let me purchase a sail that would fit badly, just to make money.

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