Just received the results from the fall check-up and the local sail
loft has diagnosed Windstar's ('85 33-2) mainsail as "beyond
expired". Cue the Monty Python...
The current main has two sets of reef points, (cringle at the leech and and
ring-on-webbing-straps at the luff.)
No telltales other than streamers off the leech.
IIRC there may be a leech line.
4 partial battens battens.
There are two cringles at the clew, one above the other, and what I believe
is called a "shelf" of lighter weight cloth along the foot. Have never
used this out of ignorance, but perhaps I should.
it has a rope foot, slides on the luff.
I will have Rolly Tasker in Thailand quote, as well as UK sails here in
I value the 33-2's performance but most of my sailing is recreational
sailing here on Lake Ontario. Would like to distance race but not looking
to be ultra-competitive at the top level. Don't want to buy another
Main for this boat in the next decade.
Any thoughts or recommendations on a replacement, or comments on sail
lofts? Many thanks!
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