You should talk to Doyle Boston Sailmakers in Sarnia. They have done a lot of
work for me over the years, including re-cutting and re-sizing, as well as a
brand new Dacron genoa. Not the cheapest option for new sails, but they are
the go-to guys for the racers around here and they just might be able to
breathe some new life into your baffed out old main. Full battens in a main can
work wonders in light air. Or they might not, but they will tell you if you
take the sail there. They are located close to the Bluewater Bridge and the
Sarnia Yacht Club.
Port Stanley, ON
---- Dave S via CnC-List <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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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