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  1. Thanks for the thought. Mast damage - while being trucked to Nationals, the mast base hit an I-95 overpass that was being worked on - (so under the posted height). Took a chunk out of the mast base and stressed the spreaders. Probably repairable if anyone's interested in it.
  2. Thanks yes I received same email. Having just spent 12K on new North Sails I didn't fancy chucking the main away and buying a new Doyle main. I'm waiting for North Sails to tell me whether it's just a $200 luff curve as Frogman56 suggests.....!!
  3. Recently replaced the original Hall mast with Sparcraft (original damaged in transit to regatta). Hearing that I might need to recut my new (used twice!) North mainsail to fit the different Sparcraft bend profile. Any other J/105 owners or sailmakers have any experience with this? Thanks
  4. Every sport that's thriving today has tapped into someone else's money, whether that's corporate sponsors or dodgy Emirates or other rulers. Premier League, Ligue 1 soccer, formula one, tennis, golf....cricket went this way 40 years ago via Kerry Packer. In doing so, most of those sports and teams disconnected themselves from their local base as the price of survival... Not saying I like it, it's just how it is. I think sailing has to do same. I'll take issue with those who say AC is irrelevant/dead/ho-hum...this was the first AC where non-sailors would tell me how intereste
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