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loose or fixed foot
« on: March 18, 2024, 05:39:23 PM »
Am ordering a new main sail and everything I have read was loose footed is the way to go.  Am I just old school or should I move up with the times. 

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Re: loose or fixed foot
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2024, 12:00:32 AM »
Loose fit is the way I've been taught and told since I started sailing in 2007, and works out great for me with the 2 boats I've had, especially the
Pearson 31-2. It's the way I would go.

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Re: loose or fixed foot
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2024, 11:16:16 AM »
Loose foot. Better shape for different outhaul tensions - plus (imho) easier to set/douse. I love my full batten loose foot main!

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Re: loose or fixed foot
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2024, 08:52:44 PM »
I have a brand new North mainsail loose footed.

It is fantastic and if you haven't priced North lately you may be in for a pleasant surprise.