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    Posted: 11 Dec 2011 at 5:28pm
We have an e-correspondence going with Peter Sanders about a new mainsail for Jaywalker. He made the existing/original main in 1991 - Jaywalker is a Mike Slack boat - Selden spars. I'd be interested in comments about detail before we place the order; Peter's suggestions and previous main-related posts in this forum have thrown up unexpected options. We cruise on West coast of Scotland.
1. Existing is fully battened on Rutgerson cars and works OK - any reason against fully battened?
2. Currently 3 sliders between each batten/Rutgerson car - Peter suggesting all cars ie with a single car between each batten. More expensive but other advantage/disadvantage?
3. Foot - currently a bolt rope - Peter suggesting loose footed. What about foot slides? Comment? (We have lazy-jacks.)
4. Any other things to think about before committing?!
 
Best wishes, Janet
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Janet
For a cruising boat fully battened makes sense.
Not sure why PS suggests cars.
Loose footed main is fine.
COLIN
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