We own a 1977 PY26 and after a winter of an extensive refit
we finally launched this past weekend. One of the new items purchase
is a full batten main. Upon hoisting we found that the luff is slightly longer than it should have been, the head
board does not pass thru the slot between backstay and mast
. This new sail was cut with fuller roach and has a pretty wide headboard. When tacking we had to lower main and let it tack thru, then raise again. One solution I am considering is to move the goose neck down by 3 -4". It appears that, that is more than enough to correct the problem. It would require the drilling and Tapping of 6 new holes in mast
. Is this a good solution? THe boom would still clear head
height while standing in cockpit
. Or would it be better to send it back and have recut? Can they recut to correct?
Any comments are welcome.
Thanks Ted Beyer