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Old 06-09-2007, 07:47   #1
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Blooper sails....

I found two bloopers in excellent shape in my recently acquired Frers First 456.

I know they were used in the past. Has anyone used this things before? Are they useful?

Has anyone ever tried to re-cut them to make a useful down wind sail?

Is it worth keeping them?
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:03   #2
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It's been 25 years since I've used or seen a blooper in use. They are (were) used in conjunction with a spinnaker; when sailing dead downwind. Consequently, it is a very challenging sail combination to keep full, drawing and heading in the right direstion. It takes a fairly skilled person at the helm. It is not a practical sail. A good sailmaker could likely, recut it to make a drifter; or perhaps a cockpit cover.
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