we have just purchased a L 410 and hope to take ownership
in the next week or so. While our sails
are the original (2004) they are in reasonable condition but we intend to renew them as soon as the budget
There have been significant improvements to sail cloth since 2006 with some very good cruising sales made of superior materials that are lighter, maintain shape and are very cruiser friendly.
I was intending to discuss the best cut sales with the sail maker to determine if a square head
on the main would be cost efficient against improvement in performance. I was more interested in having a gennaker
attached to a torsion halyard
and a endless furler
. This seems to me to be a very easy system of deploying and retrieving a genacker and then easy dropping of the system for storage
. Very first mate friendly and easy to douse in windy conditions.
Hope this is of some assistance.
Greg and Sue