. Usually people ask about the condition of the sail, which to be quite honest, I am always perplexed how to answer this. No tears, no stains, material seems moderately crisp. But shape under load is impossible for me to judge with it laying on the ground. Which is why I included the pictures of it hoisted and sailing on the boat
. The boatpix helicopter shots were just myself out there, so not exactly trimmed for speed, but the shape looks ok anyway.
One thing I didn't like about the dacron sails
is that the roach blows off when the wind
really pipes up. I know that might be a good thing, but years of racing
light weight trimarans and flat square-top synthetic sails
, it really took some good wind
to do that to a sail. So I ordered new sails for this Seawind
, synthetic material, and they blow off at the top as well, but not as much. Of course, you would not expect as much, since they material is less stretch (vs Dacron) and new.
Ok, back to selling this sail. When I purchased the new mainsail
, the batten supplier shipped in a 16 ft long tube, and it was much cheaper than I had expected. His explanation was that he had a commercial
account, and did lots of shipping
, so got volume discount. If someone wants this to go by truck, I am not real far from the Houston
(IAH) where the commercial
shippers have docks, and could drop it off there. Guess I could drape the batten bundle across the top of the Avalanche. I'll work
with you. I'd like to see this sail go to a sailor, and not to a resale shop.