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Old 09-06-2014, 17:17   #1
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Dacron Mainsail

This is a repost for a sail that was spoken for last year, but the "buyer" has spent the last year trying to arrange cheap shipping and I finally give up. So it's up for grabs again. Same deal - just a year older. Has been in the bag folded during this time.

Dacron mainsail, six (6) full length battens, three (3) reefs. Measurements:

Luff 40 ft 2-1/2 in
Foot 15 ft 10 in (loose-footed)
Leech 42 ft 6-1/2 in (although not sure this matters on a mainsail)
INCLUDED ARE ALL OF THE BATTENS. The luff has webbing loops - at each of the batten holders - that attached to mast cars.

Made in 2002 by Halsey Lidgard, Australia for a 33 ft Seawind 1000 catamaran. Boat was commissioned in 2003. I purchased the boat in November 2006 out of a charter fleet. The attached pictures were taken during the sea trial in Nov 2006. The two Boatpix proofs were taken in Sept 2007 - one of the last times the sails were used. The other measurement pictures were taken today.

At the beginning of 2008, I replaced these stock sails with larger, Pentex-material sails. (After 15 years of racing high-performance trimarans, the dacron just didn't have the shape that I wanted!) The dacron sails were removed, flaked and rolled correctly and placed in the replacement sail bags, and stored in my dry garage since. The sails are clean, and don't have any mold or tears, or stains. The pictures are not so good, as the light reflecting off of the sails makes for dark picture. But look at the Sailing 3 picture and you can see they are bright white. There is one small patch - shown in the picture which has been on there since I purchased the boat Plus the batten pockets had some wear at one point so I had Quantum Sails (Kemah, Texas) reinforce the areas where the pockets rub on the shrouds. Reinforcement is heavy clear material (their choice for longevity).

Local pickup (Houston, Texas) is preferred, as the battens would be very expensive to ship. (They are stiff, and do not roll up.) If you want just the sail, I could ship it. But it probably weighs over 100 lbs, excluding any packaging. I will weigh it and report. I also have a few other pictures we took today doing the measurements that I can send. Just PM me for those.

PRICE: $450 for the mainsail INCLUDING the battens. Shipping not included. No discount if you don't want the battens. Ive searched the internet sites for prices on used mainsails, and priced this main to sell. It is not a junk sail.
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Old 09-06-2014, 17:22   #2
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Re: Dacron Mainsail

Here are pics taken in May 2013, when we rolled it out for measurement.
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Old 09-06-2014, 17:23   #3
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Re: Dacron Mainsail

More measurement pictures,
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Old 09-06-2014, 17:26   #4
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Re: Dacron Mainsail

Last set, with my hand showing the repaired spot.
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Old 09-06-2014, 17:36   #5
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Re: Dacron Mainsail

Ok, last picture. As taken in May 2013, of the tack.

To answer some of the questions I got back, then:

Can be used with sail slides or batten cars. The webbing loops can be attached to either.

Sail was on the boat from 2003 thru 2007, then removed in 2008 and stored. The boat was in charter fleet during this time, and judging from the hours on the motors did not get as much use as might be expected for a charter sail. All sails were removed during hurricane season each year and the boat put away.

I am not a big fan of Dacron. It doesn't mold like the laminate sails, but also has more stretch.

Sail numbers are stick on type, and can probably be removed with some work.

Got some measurements on the flaked sail in the bag. Mainsail in bag weights 67 lbs. The flaked and rolled dimensions - although might be able to get it tighter - is 12 inches by 17 inches by 29 inches. My zip code is 77077. I get down to Corpus Christi area frequently, and also weekdays in Houston.

Battens are stiff, 1 inch by 3/8 inch profle, with rounded corners. They are too stiff to roll. Longest one is probably about the same length as the foot - 16 feet. I suspect shipping cost is prohibitive.
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