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Old 22-12-2012, 20:49   #1
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Resizing mainsail

UGH! I went to hank on my mainsail on my newly aquired boat and found it was all wrong!
The foot of the sail is too long for the boom and has a boltrope sewn in that is too small for the slot in my boom.
I dont know if its too tall as I havent measured that yet (snow, rain, wind, cold).

The head, tack and clew all have excellent design and the sail condition overall is excellent.

I am looking for knowledge, information, advice on whether to cut the sail to fit by a sailmaker or to have one made from scratch. I want to know a little before I go talk with a local sailmaker in Port Townsend.
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Old 22-12-2012, 23:46   #2
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Re: Resizing mainsail

AHH I think ya need to measure a few things and take the sail to a sail maker and see what he says! seems simple enough to me ??
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Old 23-12-2012, 02:15   #3
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Re: Resizing mainsail

Its not difficult, or very expensive to make the modifications.
If the sail is in good condition it should be worthwhile to recut it.
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