Otter sails

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Otter sails

Post by paulgato » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:26 pm

I've come to the conclusion that my mainsail is shot. Does anyone have a mainsail in good condition, ...or can recommend a good place to have one made? Both sails need replacing really, but the main is the one which looks baggy.

(Also, the bolt rope has gone up inside the luff. I suspect that someone at some point deliberately cut the stitching to allow that to happen, in order to flatten out an already baggy sail and get a bit more life out of it.)

...Alternatively, has anyone had success in using sails from another class of dinghy? I don't care much about 'class legality'; I just want to be able sail better to windward! I've heard that a Mirror jib is the right size for an Otter, but has anyone found an alternative mainsail that would fit?

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