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Posted: 02 Apr 2016 at 8:53pm
Any recommendations on cheap main sails? Yanqui's is quite tired. In the past I've bought Northsail, but I'm not sure that's in the budget anymore. Anyone have experience with a particular maker?

Thanks a lot.

Posted: 24 Apr 2017 at 3:28pm
I Just ordered new mainsail and furling 150% genoa from Precision Sail Loft for Prodigal (#204) and they were very helpful and reasonably price (I felt). The main is a radial design with a loose foot. I will post further information once I get them in another 3 weeks or so and give you some more feedback.

Posted: 10 Aug 2017 at 3:51pm
I haven't bought any sails for my Dolphin yet, but I've had a poor experience with Peak Sails. They were cheap enough that having a local sail maker fix the mistake resulted in a total cost roughly equal to other sail makers. I've also ordered from Super Sail Makers, and they were reasonable, but it was an off-the-shelf type order.

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 at 2:44pm
I have now sailed my new sails from Precision Sail Loft for about 2 months and am very satisfied with them. The boat is really moving well and very satisfied with the quality. Went with the recommended loose-footed mainsail and am very happy with it.

Posted: 07 Jun 2018 at 11:33am
Did you have to change fittings on your boom or add an outhaul to work with the new "loose footed Mainsail"?
I'm in the process of measuring for a new mainsail from Precision and don't currently have the set up for an outhaul.
Beautiful boats and fair winds!
Dolphin #300
Grande Finale

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 at 9:48am

I sent you a private message on this. With the Precision main, you need to have approximately 8" of adjustment for the sail. Your boat is a Pacific and newer than mine. Your rigging is much lighter than the Yankee. The boom on the Yankee is 4" diameter aluminum. Existing track size? I can help guide you through that.

Posted: 13 Jun 2018 at 11:18am
The boom is aluminum and set up for a bolt rope on the main with solid tack points at the leading and trailing clew points. I have an outhaul slug (15/32) coming from Sailrite that should fit the bolt rope groove in the boom. I've purchased the C-25 external outhaul kit from Catalina Direct but haven't begun mounting anything to the boom yet. Photos of your set up will be appreciated.
Beautiful boats and fair winds!
Dolphin #300
Grande Finale

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