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Old 30-11-2008, 07:11   #1
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Best Loft to build new in mast furling mainsail

Hi forum folks,
I am in the market to replace my 'stock' in-mast' furling mainsail and would like some feedback from those of you that have had new sails made and which loft does the best job.
This is for my 2002 Jeanneau SO40, which is primarily a cruising boat but does some fun races now and again. I am most concerned with a good working sail that will hold its shape well and be able to handle the miles we put on it.
Does anyone have experience with Vertical Battens, seems like all the lofts are using them now.

look forward to your feedback.

Edana
S/V Cour Volant
Oriental NC
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Old 30-11-2008, 07:21   #2
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Vertical batten in-mast sail

We have a vertical batten sail from http://www.elvstromsobstad.com/ and after three years and 8000 miles we love it. The shape is good and the ease of in mast furling for a 2 person crew is great. It has had only minor problems (you need to make sure you reef between the battens or they will wear to much), but we would order the same again.

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Old 30-11-2008, 07:42   #3
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vertical batten sail

Thanks Jim, I will check out the link. I have read in other forums about reefing between the battens to reduce chafing.
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