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Old 28-10-2011, 12:34   #1
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Need to replace main and jib on local southern ca sloop. Loose footed main has been recommended. I have always had an attached foot. Sailing conditions generally 10-15 knots some 20-25. Reccomded 8-9.3 oz Dacron
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Old 28-10-2011, 13:43   #2
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Need to replace main and jib on local southern ca sloop. Loose footed main has been recommended. I have always had an attached foot. Sailing conditions generally 10-15 knots some 20-25. Reccomded 8-9.3 oz Dacron
Lots of good to excellent used sails out there if budget is an issue.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Sailboatgal1.
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Re: New Sails

G'Day SBG1,

We made the transition to loose footed sails years ago and find them to be an improvement in most ways. Better control of sail shape is the primary advantage, simpler construction and slight price differential are others. The only disadvantage we've found is that you can't collect water off it as easily during rain squalls at sea.

Can't comment on cloth weight since you didn't tell us what size/rig your boat is.

And welcome to the CF, too.

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