Also I think the Luff rope is a bit smaller than the North American sails.. The rumor I heard is this is supposed to let downhaul changes work a bit smoother or something... All I know is I am going to have to give the bottom of my mast track a bit of a squeeze to help it feed a bit more smoothly.. On my new mast If you weren't paying attention you could not just pinch it at the track, but pull it right on up with the luff rope popped out mid sail..
Totally still love the sails though!
Thanks for the pic. That looks like a promising set up. Is that length is that shackel?
I didn't notice the bolt rope being smaller but I did find it somewhat easier to downhaul than my old sail (once it was finally in the track!).
The other annoying issue I have when raising the sail - theres is a little flap of reinforcing fabric at the top of each batten sleeve that extends across the bolt rope. The little flaps hang up on the sail feeder and at the bottom of the comptip where the plastic luff track starts. It's a pain to get the sail up. I think I'm going to have to take it to a sail maker and ask them stitch the flaps down flat so they don't not hang. Anyone else seen this?