Originally Posted by NornaBiron
To be honest I am not sure. When I ordered the main sail to be designed by Banks Sails, Italy
I got my start with a Banks loft in Florida
. I don't know any of the guys in Europe
though. I agree with their recommendation to reduce the number of battens but I guess something must have got lost
Next time you do something like this, you may want to ask the supplier for a detailed drawing. It's part of our process with our customers and is very effective at preventing any misunderstandings. For mainsails, the key points are typically batten configuration, reef locations, and slide spacing. We'll also spell out what we see as the advantages and disadvantages of the design.
I've attached a sample drawing of a main for a Stevens 47. The sail came out exactly as expected, right down to the leech just kissing the backstay.