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- 31/08/2012 at 7:12 pm #4497AnonymousInactive
I would like to add reefing point to my main sail. Has anyone done this, is it difficult to do.
Any advice appreciated
Thanks31/08/2012 at 8:01 pm #11083Dave BarkerKeymaster
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!31/08/2012 at 8:59 pm #11084SwiebertjeParticipant
hear hear.31/08/2012 at 9:17 pm #11085Bob HarlandParticipant
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.01/09/2012 at 7:16 am #11086AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the comments guys.
It is not about the money it is about the knowledge!03/09/2012 at 2:03 pm #11089Colin ParkstoneParticipant
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!!! CP10/10/2012 at 7:31 pm #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 +VAT11/10/2012 at 6:31 am #11171AnonymousInactive
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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