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RL24 Sails
After 25 years of use, it looks like I need to replace my RL24 sails. This forum has a couple of suggestions on sail makers, but they date back to 2001/2. Does anyone have any more recent recommendations on a sailmaker for a full suite of RL24 sails?
Thanks for your help,
Alex
RL24-253 (Mk III)
Red Baron II
Alex Gibbs4-Dec-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 Sails
It depends on your mast and rig type.

North sails in Sydney developed the Mk4 rig which is often called a skiff rig.

If your rig has a backstay most reputable sail makers are good and its always handy to use the local guy so warantee and maintenance are not issues. Its best to use a sail maker who does dingies because they understand shapes needed for the RL24 better than some keel boat sail makers. Generally light trailer yachts have a less draft and keelboats have a lot more draft.

Greg
4-Dec-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 Sails
alex ihave been looking into sails and found out as follows
rolly tasker syd fully battened main cunningham loose foot slides
or boltrope 1reef 6ozcross cut premium us dacron $1076 main jib with hanks sail bag 328......north sails at redcliffe worked out about $2200 and saxby sails (3298 5586)or 0419 677 468 approx $1500 and
they would come out and measure the boat to ensure sails met rl24 standards and give exact price(highly recommended by owner of go for it a rl24 mk3)hope this helps
simon soady5-Dec-2006    Edit    Delete 

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