We just received the designs back from Precision Sails. We are super excited but have no idea what to look for in these sail designs. What do you think?
Material will be a 400 series Dacron (7.3 oz SPX 725 Bainbridge High Modulus High Aspect cloth) with oversized reinforced radial corners. We went for durability/strength over the performance of a radial design. And saved a bit of cash at the same time.
Four partial batons for ease of raising/lowering and two reef points. Wanted to keep it plain and white so no draft stripes or numbering.
We are replacing our 130 Genoa with a 115 Jib to make tacking easier and better for heavier winds. We found ourselves constantly partially furling our genoa. And later on planning to get a lighter foresail for light winds. Code Zero? Assymetrical Spinnaker? Not sure yet.
What’s your opinion on the logo? We are proud of the logo but not sure what others think about having it on the sail. No plans to race so we don’t have the boat number on any of the sails.
Sail track issue
We are also adding a new sail track from Tides Marine to our mast to improve the ease of raising/lowering the main. Currently takes a lot of effort to raise our main. It will also address two other issues:
- We have a a small nick we have in our current track
- Our main slugs get caught in the gate
But we hit a snag… the documentation from Tides Marine states that the mast gate opening must be at least 3″ high and 9″ above the boom. Our opening is just over 2″ and about 7″ above the boom. This spacing is needed to be able to slide the new track into the mast. I am contacting Tides Marine to see if there’s anything we can do while the mast is on the ground over the winter (without requiring a Dremel!).
What do you think?
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