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Good point. I find that at about 10 years of good use, the sails are too baggy to furl well in the mast. Time to restitch, or replace.
On Aug 24, 2020, at 3:58 PM, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:
In Kristy, an SM, I also have vertical battens. The angle of the boom is critical, on Kristy it has to be close to 90d. You'll have to find WilnaGrace's sweet spot. I always stand in the companionway where I can look up the mast and watch the sail roll in. Go straight into the wind. Keep some slight tension on the outhaul. There will be some creases in the lower half of the sail that have gotten a little more pronounced as my sails have stretched over the last 10 yrs. As long as the battens go in vertically with slight tension on the outhaul, she rolls in fine.
I guess if your sail is getting old it could be stretched enough to make it more finicky.
You'll figure it out, go slow and don't fret. When you've found the sweet spot it will be easy.
Be safe, Have Fun, Sail Fast!
Harbor Island Maine