I should briefly explain Im new to sailing and lack experience, although Im well read and full of theory... Ive spent a year renovating, refitting a little 26ft bilge
keeled Colvic Searider 74 vintage. This is budget
sailing Im afraid, but I love it. Anyway, ive just purchased a near new condition fully battened main off ebay. It is one foot shorter in luff( 24ft against 25ft )than my original,and about 6inches shorter in the foot, therefore wont reach the masthead. I am hoping that it will drive her better than my existing old and tired main which looks like a soggy blanket, Iam willing to accept the look so to speak! Do you think Ive done the right thing?
ps. Ive just joined this great forum, forgive me if this is in the wrong thread. regards C