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View Poll Results: Do you have a loose footer main?
Yes 47 60.26%
No 22 28.21%
I regularly sail on more than one boat - most are loose footed 4 5.13%
I regularly sail on more than one boat - it's about 50/50 5 6.41%
I regularly sail on more than one boat - most are not loose footed 0 0%
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Old 06-09-2016, 13:01   #16
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

A loose foot permits you to shape your main for maximum efficiency and power.
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Old 06-09-2016, 13:20   #17
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

If you have in mast furling you automatically have a loose footed main.
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Old 06-09-2016, 14:34   #18
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

Sounds interesting, the consensus seems to be that lose foot is better.
I have lugs on my main and was wondering if there is a problem if I just don't put them in and make it lose footed?
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Sounds interesting, the consensus seems to be that lose foot is better.
I have lugs on my main and was wondering if there is a problem if I just don't put them in and make it lose footed?
Why not give it a go next time you take the boat out? It won't make as much difference as buying a new main does, but you may be able to see improvement, if you pay close attention.

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Double loose foot, main and mizzen.
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

Not yet, but plenty of other members feel like they are coming loose.

Switched to loose and are converted.
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

Thanks guys,

That seems to be a big enough sample to justify my scepticism about the original claim.
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

Loose footed main on my Gulfstar 37. Replaced the main a number of years ago, still learning how to trim the sail but I do like the loose footed main.
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loose foot when main is fully up/has foot after one wind of the boom furler/needs rust stains on the sail cloth to grip the wind
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

When we eventually do replace our main it will be loose footed. We have a bolt rope in a slot on the boom, the clew connects to a boom car so it isn't too hard to slide in the groove.

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Thanks guys,

That seems to be a big enough sample to justify my scepticism about the original claim.
Oh I'd say most of RESPONDENTS here have loose feet, but I am not sure the original claim is all that far off base.......
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Re: Do you have a Loose Foot?

Loose footed. Better overall sail shape. Easier to reef. Would never go back to slides on the foot.
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I will go loose foot on my next mainsail. Could be a few years unless I screw something up.


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Yes- Had my main made last year with a loose foot. Oday 25
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First 2 boats were loose foot.

Current boat became loose foot when main was repalced.
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