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Old 27-02-2008, 12:12   #61
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Hi Larry - nice to see you here.

To be honest, I hadn't thought of that potential problem. On my rig I have lazy jacks and a boom bag which probably has enough room. But this may not be the case for everyone and your point should not be overlooked. I'm probably a loooooooong way off from making this move. Hope I don't forget this when the time comes.

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The issue is with the diagonal batten at the top. The sail won't stow in your boom bag unless you remove the batten each time (re-insert before raising). That extra time/effort might get old in a hurry if most of your sailing is just casual daysailing and cruising. How much is that extra 10th of a knot worth?

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Old 27-02-2008, 12:25   #62
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The issue is with the diagonal batten at the top.
Good point. I haven't been around these things enough to know whether the diagonal batten is always designed in. I know at least one Catana owner who has a flat top and I'll ask how it's managed.

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Old 27-02-2008, 12:25   #63
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We have a square top main and it fits in our boom bag (Doyle). I think it depends on the individual sail/bag, and can be designed to fit when making each.

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2 Hulls look at the following possible solution for your square top main by CT battens from New Zealand.
http://www.sailbattens.com/documents/ct_air.pdf
These battens are air pressure filled battens that can fold so maybe that could solve the problem in getting them in the lazy bag.
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Appreciate that tip, Gideon. Square top or not, getting a new main is hopefully WAY in the future for us. Even after the expense, I don't even want to think of that changeout process............

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