Hello, I have a 22'er I have been restoring and came across a great deal on a new mainsail
I couldn't pass up. I referenced my boat's "E" length online and it seemed to be a perfect fit, 9'10". The problem is that the foot of the sail ( 9'10") turned out to be longer than the boom by about 8" .
So now I'm not sure whether to:
1. Get the sail altered to shorten the foot by 10"-12"
2. Try to extend my existing boom to accommodate the new sail, or
3. Try to find a longer used boom.
4. Try to trade
in the sail for one with A shorter foot.
My main concern, no pun intended, is making sure i maintain the minimum distance between the end of the boom and the backstay (not sure what that is) and making the most cost effective choice.
Any advice would be appreciated.