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  • #4497
    Anonymous
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    I would like to add reefing point to my main sail. Has anyone done this, is it difficult to do.

    Any advice appreciated

    Thanks

    #11083
    Dave Barker
    Keymaster

    I can’t resist the temptation to be really annoying and not answer the question, but recommend making contact with a local sailmaker, who should be able to sort you out for about £30-40, giving you a professional job, a check over your sail, some useful advice and a new friend into the bargain. That would be my advice, sorry!

    #11084
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    hear hear.

    #11085
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    If you are used to heavy duty sewing then I don’t think it would be difficult.
    You could do hand sewn cringles, and you will need some spare sailcloth to do the reinforcing.
    It might be a good idea to practice and perfect your technique on some scrap cloth before you start on a decent mainsail.

    #11086
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    It is not about the money it is about the knowledge!

    #11089
    Colin Parkstone
    Participant

    In that case, Give Me All Your Money and i will tell you what i know!!! 😆
    Before anyone says it, Don’t shortchange the man Colin!!! CP

    #11170

    here’s a quote I got recently…..
    Anyone reccomend a cheaper sailmaker?

    a) Cost to fit 2 rows of reef eyes to Wayfarer Mainsail: £54.00 + VAT (per row).

    b) Cost to fit buoyancy pouch: £60.00 +VAT

    #11171
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I have heard that the pouch is not much good, you are better off with a small fender lashed to the mast. Saw a club up north recently where this was the norm and not just for the Wayfarer.

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