I don't know about "just the top 2 battens", but in my experience the full batten cost is generally worth it. I've had full battens on my last three boats and on each boat when the time came to replace the genoa
, the main was always almost brand new. It pretty much eliminates the flogging that can destroy a sail and improves the sail shape and range of wind
you can sail into as well. I only have the one mast
, so I cannot comment on whether doing the same for the mizzen would be worth it.
you are quoting seems unbelievably low for a 51' boat. What kind of cloth are they quoting? Make sure you know about the little things like how its finished and the number of reefs
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