Forum - Sails and Sailing - new mainsail
|new mainsail||4||Mon 27 Jan 2014 11:50:06|
|liam Sun 19 Jan 2014 13:16:41|| Hi all,|
I think my mainsail may not the original sail and in either case, i need a new one i think. Does anyone have the original sizing for the manta main sail please?
|Mekicevica Mon 20 Jan 2014 09:21:28|| My (old) mainsail was made by Jeckells and they have the measurements on record. That assumed you have the original rig.|
In any case, a local sailmaker should offer to come and take the measurements at no extra charge.
|jb Tue 21 Jan 2014 11:16:02|| Hi, the dimensions of my mainsail are:|
Luff: 519 cm
Foot: 182 cm
Leach: 547 cm - this was measured in a straight line, corner to corner, not along the curve.
The sail is numbered and logoed, I'm assuming it's authentic. I can't recall the maker (didn't jot it down in my little book of facts), but as Mekicevica said, your best bet is to find a sailmaker with a plan of the proper dimentions. If you haven't one locally and your not 100% sure of your rig, the sailmaker will let you know what measurements they need.
It would be interesting to hear how you get on!
|StuartH Tue 21 Jan 2014 13:39:05|| Hi |
I got a new one only a year ago also from Jecklls in Wroxham, so they have up to date info.
|liam Mon 27 Jan 2014 11:50:06|| Lovely. Thanks for your help everyone. |
I will get on and let you know how much success I have.
I also need to try and figure out my reefing system for the jib/genoa; removed the sail last season to find a permanent twist in the wire...