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Old 29-09-2010, 09:43   #16

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I got a quote from a local sailmaker to add the u/v strip along the leach and foot (54 ft running total) of a converted hank on. He quoted $10.00 a running foot making this a particularly expensive modification.

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Old 29-09-2010, 09:47   #17
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Just replaced the UV strip on my 135 on a 36 ft boat, $450. Not cheap! Surprised me.

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Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
I am yet to see a good 'converted' one. The design is different from the beginning. It is not just the luff padding and the UV strip. b.
What is the difference between a cross cut genoa hank on and furling cross cut?

We ended up with a nearly new No 2 for about $210 against a new price of 1500, since it's a spare sail for cruising it would be hard to justify the new price.

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Originally Posted by Jimbo2010 View Post
Well I spoke to Quantum, North, Doyle and UK.

They disagree, all saying no problem
Sure no problem. You pay, they do.

Just weigh the converted sail against a new one, properly designed from the bottom up.

Mind it that not all design lend themselves to flattening (which will be a must if the hank on sail was of regular design). The cross-cut can be flattened fine, but it is much more work and less success with e.g. bi and tri-radials.

I worked for one of the companies you mentioned and we alsways talked our clients into new sails - not that the margin is better but because the resulting sail is better.

But, off course, everything can be done.

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Buy the peel n stick if you can find it and peel and stick...

Otherwise find a nice lightweight sailcloth and get the missus to break out the sewing machine... top n bottom will need to be hand stitched.
Its just a sacrificial cloth.... probably cost you the bottom end of $50
As for the conversion to roller I just took of the hanks and fitted slides where the hanks went.... sails had loads of life left and I'm a cruiser not a racer.... works a treat.
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