I’m seriously thinking of replacing the main on ASHANTI as I think original is now a bit tired and has only one reefing point which proved to be insufficient in F4-5 winds.
I have seen a number of options on BWY website and wonder if any members have experience of these. The model which interests me is the 2 reef flat top fully battened made from 5.0 high modulus Dacron loose footed and has no bolt ropes at $1099
I mostly sail singlehanded and have rigged everything back to the cockpit, I am thinking that the fully battened design will be easier to reef . I’m not sure about the weight of my original sail, but compared with my last boat it seems very light. Does anyone know what weight the original Doyle sails were ?
The alternative to BWY is to have a new sail made in the UK and Mike of TARKA has given me the details of where he had his made and is very pleased with it. I guess having it made in the UK should be cheaper but as yet I don’t have any quotes. In the end it won’t be cheap if it doesn't do the job properly so I would really appreciate the benefit of members experience.
ASHANTI 2008 M