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Any input on a new set of sails?
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mgav451
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October 5, 1924 - 11:05 am
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It's time for a new set of sails. I need a new staysail first. I removed the self tracking boom and I have an alado nautica unit a2 furler on the way. I have a few quotes from 1800 to 800 $ and material from Newport challenge ap, challenge warp speed and marblehead. This is for a new furling sstaysail. Was wondering if any one has any input on the material type. And if any one has a picture of the best place to put the  blocks for the clew?

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Leo Uhran
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October 9, 1924 - 2:36 am
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Sounds like you have some sources to quote sails to.

My 77 38 had all new sails done by the previous owner from Mac Sails Inc. Stuart Florida 34997. http://www.macsails.com

They would be familiar with our Downeast 38's if its any help. They also replaced all of the standing rigging with new as well.

They're good people.

 

Leo Uhran

SV Paper Moon

Cutter Rig Hull#136

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October 13, 1924 - 8:52 am
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I think im going to go with mack good price and they suggest marblehead

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only suggestion is that the material be a bit on the heavy side and very strong. You give up a bit of light wind performance but that stay sail is one of your heavy weather fall backs and should be specd to deal with heavy weather.

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mgav451
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FYI. The alado nautical furler is a total piece of garbage I had to throw it away. I got a profurl

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