{Stus-List} New sail – too short in luff length

Eric Haberfellner eric at firstclass.com
Fri Jun 19 13:33:14 EDT 2009


Rod,

New sail!

cnc-list at cnc-list.com writes:
> I had a new 135 Dacron genny built over the winter by a national sailmaker.
>I cruise only – no racing. The sail consultant measured the boat and sent i
>n the measurement for the sail to be made. I received the sail over the winte
>r but just installed it late last weekend (boat was very late getting in the 
>water). It was too short in the luff length by 15 inches (approx 41 foot luff
>measurement). After finally being able to contact the consultant and explain 
>the problem, he discovered that the wrong number was entered into the compute
>r during the sail manufacture. 
>
>So now how to proceed? I paid for a custom build sail but that is not what I 
>got. What would it take to correct this mistake? 
>
>- I know I could add a pendent(s) to the present sail but this is not what I 
>think I want to do.
>
>- Is a completely newly built sail with the correct measurements the only way
>to get what I paid for?
>
>- Can the present sail be “corrected” to almost “like-it-was-supposed-t
>o-be” by adding cloth to foot, the head, or both? What would it take?
>
>I'm meeting with the consultant on my boat Monday afternoon to discuss my opt
>ions. What option(s) should I insist on?
>
>Rod
>
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>
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