Originally Posted by Kay Koudele
Our main is very "tired" so would also need to be replaced. What system do you have? I remember when we sailed through St. Augustine there were some mighty squalls that flew by. They would be a good test of systems. I also remember that it was a charming community!
Indeed - this is one of the best places I kept my boat - the afternoon/evening squalls are definitely part of the 'package' in this area
The mast and furler
on Layla is a US Spars (also known as ZSpars - Gainesville, FL) unit. Their on-line documentation
has been very helpful for parts
as well. Can be found at www.usspars.com
are from Neil Pryde. They were built in the Far East, however, all my dealings were with the Neil Pryde folks in New England
area. If you'd like their contact info, please let me know. I think it was helpful that they were the builder
of the original sails
for the production line of Beneteau
461s; they had all the measurements and all I had to do was to verify that they matched my particular boat.
Part (not all
) of the problem with my older main was that it had blown out to the point that it wasn't furling evenly - which caused problems primarily with 'unfurling' rather than 'furling' - believe it or not
- I can provide further details if you'd like if you PM me.
Fair winds - hope this helps.