New Main Sail

12/20/13: Received new sail.

  1. Measurements: (Sent the following numbers to sailmaker, Chip Buck).
    1. I: 54.4’
    2. J: 15.6’


  1. These measurements were obtained by tying a 100’ measuring tape to a halyard, tying a spare line to the halyard (to retrieve the halyard when finished), and hoisting the tape on a calm day. I tied the measuring tape so that the 1’ mark was where I wanted to start the measurement, then subtracting one foot from the final measurement.
  2. Chip subtracted 1% from these numbers to allow for sail fabric stretching.
  3. Cost for new sail: $3060+$257 shipping.
  4. And here are the numbers for the completed sail from the sailmaker:
    1. Built by Hyde Sails
    2. Challenge 9.88oz Performance Cruise Dacron
    3. Full Battens
    4. Triple reef (16%, 34% and 55%)
    5. Sail number and draft stripes
    6. Luff: 47.08′ (14.35m)
    7. Leech: 49.15′ (14.98m)
    8. Foot: 13.52′ (4.12m)

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